Elko Nevada Culture
In a place where ranch traditions are firmly anchored and growth is skyrocketing, unique opportunities have emerged in Elko County, Nevada. Besides the mineral wealth, the Elk River Valley offers a unique opportunity.
And that doesn't even scratch the surface of what Elko County has done in recent years with the creation of the Elk River Valley Community Center, the first of its kind in Nevada.
These events are a fun and interesting way to interact with locals and learn more about American culture while experiencing it first hand. If you live and work in the US, you can add local history to your experience of cultural exchange by visiting nearby historical sites and tourist attractions and seeking cultural learning opportunities. For an overview of the many attractions in Vegas, visit the Las Vegas Tourism website or visit www.travelnevada.com.
We hope you are as fascinated by Elko and Northeast Nevada as we are and encourage you to get on the road! We will also work with the ElKO Convention and Visitors Authority of Nevada to attract tourists to visit and experience the area. For a unique local perspective on American culture, be sure to read our upcoming book, "Elko, Nevada: American Culture in the American West," available for purchase here.
We are proud to partner with the Nevada Folklife Apprenticeship Program to host newcomers learning traditional cowboy skills. Other cultures, both local and regional, are considered collaborative and include ranch communities such as the Elko Ranching Association and the Reno-Tahoe Ranches Association. When visiting Reno and Tahoes, be prepared to see and experience a variety of local food, music, art, food trucks and other cultural experiences.
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Many of these sites are described on the recently released Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) website. The five interviews focus primarily on professional information related to contemporary gold mining in northern Nevada. Other local occupations, especially livestock farming, are discussed, but these five respondents focus primarily on the mining industry in Northern Nevada, particularly the gold and silver mining industries.
Elko is also home to the Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum, which is scheduled to open early this year, and the Northeastern Nevada Museum, which is exhibiting an exhibition of the history of mining in Elko and Northern Nevada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Nevada Historical Society, also in Reno, has a collection of artifacts from the early days of gold and silver mining. Paula Morin, who works for the Nevada Arts Council, will show some of her Nevada-made artworks, including her work with Will James, a local artist and artist in residence.
The Museum of the Lost City exhibits anthropological artifacts, and the Museum has an exhibition on the history of mining in Elko and northern Nevada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The University of Nevada, Renohas is a center for Basque studies, which focuses on the history of the Spanish-American War in the United States and its impact on Elko. The center is located in the historic Pioneer Hotel and the mission of the center is to preserve the rich culture and spirit of the American West through education, research, education and outreach to the community.
What is interesting about the staff is that they are all volunteers who are passionate about the cowboy culture. Indians, who turned from nomadic hunter-gatherer to reserve rancher, became cowboys after working on the ranches of the region.
At the end of the 19th century, Basque shepherds developed the habit of spending the night alone in Nevada with their flocks and spending the cold months with family. Northern Nevada became an important Basque center, with boarding houses in Reno, Winnemucca and Elko serving the hens.
In recognition of this trend, the state legislature established the Nevada State Council of the Arts in 1967 to coordinate and promote cultural activities. The visit of national and international artists enriched the events and went beyond the community.
The lobby of the Western Folklife Center is the old pioneer salon for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. This is an opportunity to showcase the rich history of Western music, dance, poetry, art and culture in Nevada. All aspects of this culture are still alive today and are celebrated every winter at the national cowboy poetry meeting. Past art and music, as well as the history and art of local artists, are featured at festivals in southwest Nevada such as Las Vegas, Reno, Las Cruces and Reno.