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    now my feelings are hurt.

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    Covelo Stables. Mendocino County, CA. 1925.

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    The 4th guy is wearing a Tom Mix hat. I love it!

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    It didn't really matter what was going on, they always wore a hat!!

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    Growing up in New Jersey in the 1950's I had to wear a hat whenever we commuted by train to NYC. It was expected even if you were a six year old. That is just the way things went on the East coast. By the time I spent a summer in 1966 working in Arizona, everyone wore hats. The summer temperatures hit 120 degrees and long before global warming.

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    Been to Covelo several times. Not much there. Out in the middle of no where. Pretty little valley though. Had a friend that lived up above Covelo and we used to go hunt up there with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    Growing up in New Jersey in the 1950's I had to wear a hat whenever we commuted by train to NYC. It was expected even if you were a six year old. That is just the way things went on the East coast. By the time I spent a summer in 1966 working in Arizona, everyone wore hats. The summer temperatures hit 120 degrees and long before global warming.
    Have pondered such 'traditions' or expectations many times over the years. Many turn out just to have been clever marketing; not unlike proliferation of 'designer' COVID masks. The crowd that accepts masks so readily is the ready-made customer base.
    Now, when it comes to head covers in the blazing sun of the Southwest....
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