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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 Nevada, cowboy poets have played a large role in preserving our western heritage, and the culture of the Silver State 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, Cowboy Poetry Week provides an opportunity for all Nevadans to learn more about this art form and celebrate the important contributions these poets make to our great state;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of April 21-27, 2019, as


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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 21st day of March, 2019

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