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December 21, 2012
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Admiral Halsey's historic WWII saddle on loan to Silver State

A saddle crafted in Nevada that witnessed the Japanese surrender in 1945 was returned, on loan, in time for Nevada's 150 birthday in 2014.Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday wielded a power drill to open the crate that Admiral William “Bull” Halsey's saddle arrived in from Annapolis, Md. In the Silver State on a three-year loan, the saddle will be restored, before going on a statewide road trip. The saddle was originally commissioned by the Reno Chamber of Commerce in support of its war bond drive. It was a gift to Halsey to mark the surrender of Japanese forces in World …

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