detail on leather working at JM Capriola

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Embracing Wisdom & Tradition Along Nevada's Cowboy Corridor | Episode 2

August 2019
Updated: September 2019

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Embracing Wisdom & Tradition Along Nevada's Cowboy Corridor | Episode 2

There’s a wisdom in tradition and history that’s worth learning from—equal parts brain and heart—and there sure is a whole lot of it found along Nevada’s Cowboy Corridor Road Trip. In this three part series, hear from Nevadans who, over multi-generations, have formed a deep bond with the northern Nevada landscape, making this part of the Great Basin unlike any other. From Basque sheepherding, to Ranch Brewed Beer, Ghost Towns, Mining, Rodeos, and Cowboying, the history and heritage found along the Cowboy Corridor runs deep, and is yours for the exploring. #CowboyCorridor

Episode 2 of the Cowboy Corridor picks up  in Elko at J.M. Capriola Co., one of the American West’s most legendary custom saddle and leather goods shops. The legacy of the man who started it is very much alive here, and next door, at the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum. From here, we head west to Winnemucca to connect with the founder of the Buckaroo Hall of Fame to learn about the place that commemorates the men who ran cattle in Nevada’s Great Basin for centuries. Striking up a conversation over Picon’s at The Martin Hotel leads us to the Winnemucca Basque Club’s dance rehearsal, and a historical nightcap of Basque families who have sheep herded, been part of the Winnemucca basque boarding houses, and moved the Nevada story forward for decades. 

This podcast was produced by Fil Corbitt of Van Sounds. Intro music in this episode is a song called “Space Camp” by Reno artist Buffalo Moses. The outro was an original song by Reno artist People With Bodies.

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