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“Preserving and celebrating the arts and life of rural communities and the real working West.”

Ranch & Reata Magazine and Range Radio

“…what we found missing was a truly respectful, long-form, editorial based journal that gave credence to the actual (real) culture of the West and its people – the people who live in it, work at it or simply just love it – wherever they may be.”

– Bill Reynolds

Vaquero Heritage Days

“The vaquero style still remains in practice today although some variations have been introduced, but many followers hold tight to the foundations of horsemanship in which the California vaquero excelled.”

Western Folklife Center

“The Western Folklife Center is dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West. We celebrate the wisdom, artistry and ingenuity of western folkways through exhibitions, educational programs, national radio and television programs, research and preservation projects, our website, and our premier event, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. We nurture connections among rural and ranching cultures globally, exploring universal themes in working traditions and artistic expression, which we believe are vital links to the past, present and future of the American West.”