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WHEREAS, cowboy poetry celebrates today's working west and its heritage, and throughout the history of the American West, and in the Silver State, cowboy poets have played a large part in preserving our heritage and culture through oral and written poetry; and

WHEREAS, the long tradition and enduring qualities of these stories and poems demonstrate that cowboy poetry is part of a long-cherished legacy; and

WHEREAS, Nevada has produced well-respected contemporary cowboy poets and a vibrant ranching community and hosts important cowboy poetry events; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is proud to recognize cowboy poetry events across our great state and commends those who have made invaluable contributions to cowboy poetry and the preservation of this artistic expression;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim   the week of April 16 - 22, 2017 as



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson