You might not recognize this cowboy, but you know who he is. This is John B. Stetson, who went out West and dreamed up a wide-brimmed felt hat in 1865 to improve upon coonskin caps. The hat that later became known as the Stetson hat protected a man's eyes and face from the sun, and also channeled rainwater away. Read about Stetson and nine other men whose names live on in an article of clothing. Link -via the Presurfer
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