What is the life of a Nevada sheepherder like? Well, this remarkable multimedia exhibit from the University of Nevada, Reno provides some insight into this rather interesting group of people. Sheep were first brought to Nevada to feed and clothe miners, and were well suited to the harsh climate of this part of the state. First-time visitors should start by clicking on the "Exhibit Guide" to see a list of all the materials within the site. They include interviews with sheepherders, historic photographs, maps, musical numbers, and a chronology. Visitors should not miss the "arborglyphs" section, which detail the carvings on the bark of aspen trees in the area crafted by sheepherders. Overall, the site provides many insights into a little-known aspect of American history and culture.


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