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The Historic Basque Handball Court Historical Marker

Historic Basque handball court (cancha) built in 1926 by Jesus Garcia, a Spaniard who migrated to Flagstaff in 1912. He owned and operated the adjacent Tourist Home. The Basque would reportedly herd sheep, drink, chase women, or play their beloved pelota games (hard sheep skin ball).

The Historic Basque Handball Court - Flagstaff - AZ - US ...

Historic Basque handball court (cancha) built in 1926 by Jesus Garcia, a Spaniard who migrated to Flagstaff in 1912. He owned and operated the adjacent Tourist Home. The Basque would reportedly herd sheep, drink, chase women, or play their beloved pelota games (hard sheep skin ball). The Basque migrated westward in the late 1800s following the railways.The 40 foot high sandstone court is one of a reported 14 remaining in America, and is the only one left standing in Arizona.

Basque handball court part of Flag's fading history | News ...

In addition to the Flagstaff court, there are still seven Basque ball courts in California, two in Idaho, two in Nevada, one in Oregon and one in Utah — 14 in all. Measuring 50 feet long, 50 ...

Arizona Preservation: Basque handball court part of Flagstaff ...

Basque handball court part of Flagstaff's fading history [Source: Betsey Bruner, Arizona Daily Sun] -- A rusted chain-link gate with a combination lock and a red "No Trespassing" sign keep the curious away from one of Flagstaff's most unique cultural artifacts -- a pelota, or handball court, on the east side of South San Francisco Street.

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Flagstaff's Iconic 50: A remnant of Basque sheepherding ...

The Basque ball court in Southside is one of Flagstaff's Iconic 50. (City of Flagstaff/Courtesy photo) City of Flagstaff. By DAILY SUN STAFF. About a dozen of them exist in the entire county, and...

Jesus Garcia's Tourtist Home, Flagstaff, AZ

The handball court was known as "La Cancha": "The Court". This was the second such handball court in Flagstaff but the first was demolished in 1921. The back wall of the 40 foot high handball court is still standing next to the Tourist Home.

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Vast Patio Seating. Built within the "ruins" of a historic, 100-year old Basque Handball Court, the Annex Patio is one of the most unique outdoor spaces in the Southwest. Its fire pits and heated "shed" area provide comfort and character year-round while you enjoy our exquisite cocktails, hospitality, and fare.

Historical Markers and War Memorials in Flagstaff, Arizona

Historic Basque handball court (cancha) built in 1926 by Jesus Garcia, a Spaniard who migrated to Flagstaff in 1912. He owned and operated the adjacent Tourist Home. The Basque would reportedly herd sheep, drink, chase women, or play their beloved . . .

FLAGSTAFF: Tourist Home All-Day Cafe Celebrates Five Years ...

Immediately adjacent to the Tourist Home a pelota (handball) court was built by the pair. The traditional Basque game of handball helped visitors to stay in touch with their cultural roots. Garcia eventually became the cook for Tourist Home, the first in what is now a forever tradition; good food made from scratch for hungry Flagstaff residents and visitors.