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Joseph Sciorra (January 26, 2013)

The butteri come to the U.S.A.


I’m heading out to Elko, Nevada to attend the 29th “National Cowboy Poetry Gathering” sponsored by the Western Folklife Center.

This year, the Center has invited cowboys from Italy. The butteri, who hail from the Maremma area of southern Tuscany and northern Lazio, have a centuries-long history of herding the lyre-horned Maremmana cattle


In addition, the Center will be featuring local Italian-American ranchers in an exhibition of photographs, gear, saddles, and other material from various families in the area.


I’ll be blogging from Elko, posting brief reports from field. Stay tuned!

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