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End of era for Vela saddles


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Wilson County News
June 7, 2006
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Third-generation saddlemaker planning to close shop
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Jim Burley  
Rabun County GA  
November 10, 2009 9:49am
 
I have a Frank Vela saddle I bought in 1963 back in Oklahoma. Paid $75.00 for it! I've put many, many miles on it in three states over the 46 years I've had it. It's showing its age now (needs wool), as I am, but it's ... More ›

 
Brandy Abell  
Lubbock, TX  
November 2, 2009 8:50am
 
I just purchased a F Vela saddle yesterday and was googling the maker and ran across this article. I was hoping someone could put me in touch with Ernest Carvajal so I could get more history on my saddle. It is not dated or ... More ›

 
louise sanders  
June 6, 2006 10:04pm
 
My father John Sanders worked for many years for the Vela’s. When my dad became ill and could not work anymore, the shop was closed. It is so sad that he isn’t mentioned in this article. After all the hard work and great saddle ... More ›

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