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WHEREAS, Peter D. Barton has spent 40 years developing and managing museums and historical organizations, with a specific interest in transportation history, developing a number of railroad museums and organizations; and

WHEREAS, Peter was appointed Administrator for the Nevada Division of Museums and History in 2006, a state agency that preserves, shares, and promotes the understanding and celebration of Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage for the enrichment of all generations; and

WHEREAS, Peter is the shared recipient of three internationally recognized Awards of Merit from the Themed Entertainment Association; and

WHEREAS, he has appeared in a number of documentary films for his expertise in history and historical artifacts, including an appearance on The History Channel; and

WHEREAS, as Division Administrator, Peter oversaw the restoration of the Glenbrook locomotive, which was donated to the Nevada State Museum in 1943, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, moved to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in 1982, and unveiled to the public, fully restored, on May 23, 2015; and

WHEREAS, under Peter’s leadership, the McKeen Motor Car, the last of its kind to move under its own power, was restored and returned to use on May 9, 2010, and in 2012 named a National Historic Landmark; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure as Division Administrator, Peter oversaw the reimagined exhibits of Battle Born Hall in the Nevada State Capitol, a celebration of Nevada’s wide-open and free spirit and the ingenuity that helped shaped the state and the nation; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is forever indebted to Peter D. Barton for his leadership through both difficult and prosperous times, his dedication to the preservation and promotion of history, his scrupulous guardianship of the artifacts and items of importance under his care, his keen devotion to cultural heritage, and his unflagging commitment to the Nevada Division of Museums and History;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim November 8, 2019, as a day in honor of


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 4th day of November 2019

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