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"Whoopee Ti Yi Yo!"
From "Peter La Farge Sings of the Cowboys"
© Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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"Cattle Calls"
From "Peter La Farge Sings of the Cowboys"
© Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Buckaroo's Hat
1970s

As worn in Paradise Valley, Nevada
This tan felt "Resistol" was worn by a 1970s "buckaroo," as working cowboys are known in Paradise Valley, Nevada. A buckaroo usually has two hats, both expensive. One is worn almost every day, all day, indoors and out. The second is kept in a box at home and taken out for special occasions, like a cattleman's association meeting, a birthday party, or a big dance. Every man's hat is given a particular pinch, roll, or wrinkle to make it his own.

Notes
6" high; brim 3" wide
"Buckaroo" probably comes from the Spanish word for cowboy, or "vaquero"
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Learn more!
· Cowboy Clothing
· "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo!," From "Peter La Farge Sings of the Cowboys
· "Cattle Calls"

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