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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Looked for Cousins, Found Cows

A Swiss genealogist seems to have found examples of a breed of cow thought extinct since 1975.

Retired Swiss economist Roger Pasquier rediscovered what are thought to be Fribourg cows, imported from Switzerland in the 1930s, while investigating his family roots in Punta Arenas in southern Chile.
"I notice much more interest for the cows than for the Swiss emigrants," said Pasquier, who has published a book entitled, The people of Fribourg and their descendants in Chilean Patagonia. [Link]

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