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The Fascinating Origins Of How The 10-Gallon Hat Gained Its Name

Thanks largely to Hollywood iconography, we are all familiar with the traditional image of a cowboy – jeans, boots, vest, low-slung gunboat and, of course, a ten-gallon hat. Ironically, considering their appalling relationship with Native Americans, the headgear worn by the cattlemen of the Old Wild West has become totemic. However, for those with a …