Old western hats

The heavy texture of the felt repels the blazing rays of the sun better than any helmet. There are no recorded cases of sun stroke on the range. The record might be different were straw hats or “derbys” substituted for the rational headgear which¬† for so long has been the accepted thing in the cowboy country. He is referring to the boss of the plains hat. The old western hat.

 

Boss Silver Belly

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