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Buckaroo reception Sunday to feature cowboy poetry, Western grub

by Liz Paul

If you missed the entertaining show at the Carson Valley Inn last weekend on Cowboy Poetry with Ron Brinegar or if you would like to see him again, here is your opportunity – and for free.

Brinegar will perform at the Buckaroo Reception on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Brinegar is the author of the cowboy poetry book, “Tales ‘Neath the Western Sky,” published in 1997. He is active in cowboy poetry events in and around the West.

“He is partial to Old West humor, and he promises to bring a smile or two for everyone attending,” said Grace Bower, chairwomen of the special events committee.

Brinegar was born in Wabash, Ind., and moved West as a youth. He currently lives with his wife in Carson City, after raising four children on a small ranch near Valley Springs, Calif.

The historical society will also have Bill Palmer reading special cowboy poetry selections. Musical entertainment will be provided by professional guitarists Leland Smith and Ray Kraft who are well-known around Northern Nevada.

Western grub will be provided by faithful volunteers at the museum, and mud (better known as coffee) will also be available. This is a free event to the public and should be a very entertaining afternoon, said Bower.

Also at the museum is a traveling exhibit on the Basque culture that will be on display from Nov. 15 through Jan. 15, 1999, in conjunction with the main exhibition, “Amerikanuak! Basques in the High Desert,” currently on display at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

The exhibit at the Carson Valley museum includes photographs, maps, newspaper tabloids, letters, a “Basque Bookshelf” including a selected collection of books on the Basque experience, and an “Educational Trunk” containing a Basque flag, beret, espadrilles, Dutch oven, cassette tapes featuring Basque music and a slide-tape show.

The Basque exhibit was produced by the High Desert Museum in Bend, Ore., with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nevada Humanities Committee, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Idaho Humanities Foundation and others.

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