Elko's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering turns 30

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Elko's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering turns 30

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As it does each year, Elko earlier this month played host to visitors from all over the world who descended on northeastern Nevada for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering marking the event's 30th year.

As part of Nevada's 150th birthday celebration, KUNR and Nevada Humanities will partner throughout the year to bring special Silver State Sesquicentennial reports from our region.

As it does each year, Elko earlier this month played host to visitors from all over the world who descended on northeastern Nevada for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering marking the event's 30th year. Among those in attendance was Rachel Hopkin, a folklorist who works for Nevada Humanities, one of the sponsor organizations of the event. As Rachel shares in her report, this year's gathering had a special focus: Nevada's Sesquicentennial.