Artisans of the West

Alberta Whisky Cake

It\’s becoming increasingly prevalent to consider source (local) and company (niche) in our world. In a sense, our western culture has perhaps always leaned more towards a high standard of craftsmanship, than an overload of cheap trappings. We cherish one well-made bit crafted from a local artisan, over 10 made overseas. A pair of chaps so …

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Artisans of the West – John Mincer

John Mincer Mincer Silversmiths Fallon, Nevada Silversmith John Mincer prides himself on his craft. But beyond that lies a deep-rooted respect for that which is sourced, made and appreciated at home. John Mincer was born and raised in Nevada’s Great Basin and is a third generation rancher. From early in his childhood he was schooled …

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A Showcase of Western Culture

Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association Welcome to Ranchman’s Ridin’ & Recitin’! This was Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition’s Cultural Days call to Kinetic Exhibition Park. Whether you were from the city or the country – here was an opportunity to witness and be a part of Swift Current’s agriculture and western heritage through ranching events, …

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Make Mine Mohair

BY DORIS DALEY “Make mine mohair.” There’s no doubt in Pop Wagner’s mind that’s what horses everywhere would say if you asked them what kind of cinches they prefer. Horseman, traditional master weaver, and renowned folk musician, Wagner offers a five-hour seminar in mohair cinch weaving from which participants go home with a new, 100 …

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