Western Folklife Center co-founder Hal Cannon recalls the first National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. The Gathering attracts thousands of artists and visitors to the area in late January and early February. Sitting down with Lori Gilbert, Cannon talked about the future of the 35-year-old event. The historic Pioneer Hotel at 5th and Railroad is headquarters for the Western Folklife Center and home to the Weigand Gallery, G Three Bar Theatre and year-round gift shop.
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering co-founder Hal Cannon (left) is a musician with the 3 Hat Trio. The group performed during the 35th Gathering at the Elko Conference Center.