America’s Cowboys Get Their Due

An iconic saddler’s shop houses a heritage Nevada museum that honors the first cowboys. by JANA BOMMERSBACH G.S. Garcia (shown second from the left, in a 1913 rodeo photo) originally built his G.S. Garcia Harness Shop on Silver Street in Elko, Nevada, in 1907, but in 1913, he moved the building to Commercial Street (pictured below). … Read more

Grand Opening

By Cristina Faulconer   Elko Nevada was bustling early February and it wasn’t just due to the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The excited anticipation of the opening of the new Cow- boy Arts and Gear Museum also brought in some colorful characters. The museum, which was a two year labor of love, was the … Read more


Seeing as Elko is continually recognized as one of the best “True Western Towns” in America, it should come as no surprise that it is home to one amazing cultural center devoted to the Great Basin Buckaroo and American West. It’s here, and only here, where you’ll find a collection of Elko-area Western artifacts, including antique saddles, … Read more

Time to Experience the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum

By Jan Peterson Did you know that Nevada has a museum devoted entirely to Western arts and culture? Located in historic downtown Elko, the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum is housed on Commerce Street in the G.S. Garcia’s Saddle and Harness Shop building, which was recently nominated to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places. … Read more