The Cowboy Hat In 1865, with $100 in his pocket, John Batterson Stetson rented a small room, bought the tools he needed and $10 worth of fur; and the John B. Stetson Hat Company was born. A year later the “Hat of the West” or the now famous “Boss of the Plains” hat was born. Stetson is the standard in hats, the essence of the spirit of the West and an icon of everyday American lifestyle.,because of its authentic American heritage.

The Cowboy Hat In 1865, with $100 in his pocket, John Batterson Stetson rented a small room, bought the tools he needed and $10 worth of fur; and the John B. Stetson Hat Company was born. A year later the “Hat of the West” or the now famous “Boss of the Plains” hat was born. Stetson is the standard in hats, the essence of the spirit of the West and an icon of everyday American lifestyle.,because of its authentic American heritage.

Photo of the uniforms of the North-West Mounted Police - Canada's famous ''mounties'' - from the late Victorian period (circa 1890s).

Photo of the uniforms of the North-West Mounted Police - Canada's famous ''mounties'' - from the late Victorian period (circa 1890s).

Rare Annie Oakley Photograph Postcard Circa 1895-1900 London,England | Collectors Weekly

Rare Annie Oakley Photograph Postcard Circa 1895-1900 London,England | Collectors Weekly

Take a look at this 119 year old photo taken of E Division of the North West Mounted Police in Calgary, Alberta

Take a look at this 119 year old photo taken of E Division of the North West Mounted Police in Calgary, Alberta

The officers were called the “North-West Mounted Police” until Feb. 1, 1920, when legislation merged the Mounties with other police forces across eastern Canada. They became known as the “Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

The officers were called the “North-West Mounted Police” until Feb. 1, 1920, when legislation merged the Mounties with other police forces across eastern Canada. They became known as the “Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

Photograph of the first Doukhobor immigrants to land in Canada, at the Port of Halifax, Jan 1899

Photograph of the first Doukhobor immigrants to land in Canada, at the Port of Halifax, Jan 1899

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