The vaqueros and guests from Baja California Sur, Mexico, added so much to the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering experience! We hope you will consider a contribution to this program that established firm friendships and helped deepen understanding between advocates of ranching and rural life on both sides of the border. Donate Now. The American cowboy and the Baja California vaquero share common roots which was explored throughout the week of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and in our Wiegand Gallery exhibition, which will be featured in the gallery until mid-September, 2015. Read more.