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An artist, craftsman and entrepreneur, G.S. Garcia left an influence that is
still felt around the world, especially 

in Elko, Nevada, where he had
a shop from 1894 to 1935. 


A new competition for contemporary bitmakers will now honor his craftsmanship and creativity.

Garcia’s old saddle shop and home at
542 Commercial St.,
in downtown Elko, was restored 
to it original appearance and opened as the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum 
in a 
partnership between
John and Susan Wright,

owners of J.M. Capriola Co.,
and NV Energy, 

as a tribute to John’s mother,
Paula Bear. 



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