"When the directors of the bank informed Papa they were ready to put up the money, either as loans, or to form a company, to bring in sheep and cattle, Papa asked them to give him some time to investigate the matter. He had read somewhere that the Basques from Lower Navarre in France were among the best sheepmen in the world. He wrote to the French Embassy in Washington asking them to recommend Basque immigrants, with the bank offering to advance passage money. That was how Henri Dussiere and his wife came to Adenville."
In the book, History of Carbon County, the following description is found on page 203.
"Many French people came from the Haute Alps Department near the Italian border and from the Basque area of the Pyrennes, some who were known for their skills as sheepherders came to the American West to herd sheep. A number of them settled in Price, prospered as sheepmen, and invested in banks and stores in the commuity; among them were Honore Dusserre."On page 30 we learn more.
"In December the First National Bank was established. Alpha Ballinger, Dr. F.F. Fisk, and Honore Dussurre were among the primary investors in the local bank."I made those written connections in 2003 on my first trip to Price. A couple of years later I found the following photograph at the Western Mining Museum.
The typed notation by photo's donor reads,
"Men in a bar in Price, Honore Dusserre third from the right."
Ladies and Gentlemen - Honore Dusserre / Henri Dussiere