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MisplacedHillbilly

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The Queen was a role model for Margaret Thatcher. The hats, the gloves, the coats were all her, aspiring to look like the woman she admired.

RIP Bob Dole

Not a big hat wearer, but this photo of him in a hat says a lot.

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Not many of this generation left.
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I think the Queen wore this hat quite well, and similarly it says much of their generation as Mr.Dole's does. Nobody will ever convince me that they were not of the the greatest generation.
 

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I'm not sure where to post this one, so I'll give it a try in this thread.

If any of you have ties to North Texas, here is something you might be interested in. If you know anyone in the area, you might see if they know something about the store or museum. If this is too small to expand and read, send me a PM and I'll email you a "larger" copy.

Wichita Falls Times Record News, Sat. Nov. 27, 2021.

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Just one of the reasons I'm often fascinated by history. Does anyone know his real name, or will he be forever known by his uncle's name?
His last name is Roberts but I can't think of his first name. He was born in Hico, TX & buried there under William H. Roberts. There are people who still want to believe he was Billy the Kid ( he would have been 105 when he died). Some yrs ago they were going to dig him up for DNA. When they excavated his grave they found the remains of a well known local man in Hico with one arm. So now they think Roberts could be one plot over & the marker is in the wrong location. In other words it's a cluster....
 
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His last name is Roberts but I can't think of his first name. He was born in Hico, TX & buried there under William H. Roberts. There are people who still want to believe he was Billy the Kid ( he would have been 105 when he died). Some yrs ago they were going to dig him up for DNA. When they excavated his grave they found the remains of a well known local man in Hico with one arm. So now they think Roberts could be one plot over & the marker is in the wrong location. In other words it's a cluster....
See, if an author put this kind of story in a novel no one would believe it. Truth truly is stranger than fiction sometimes. Thank you for the further explanation!
 
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See, if an author put this kind of story in a novel no one would believe it. Truth truly is stranger than fiction sometimes. Thank you for the further explanation!
Jesse James shot off the tip of his middle finger as a kid loading a cap & ball pistol. None of the imposters while still living were ever brave enough to do the same to further their story. And none of the living who claim their kin was JJ & had grandpa dug up for DNA have ever realized their kin didn't have the missing finger tip.
 
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See, if an author put this kind of story in a novel no one would believe it. Truth truly is stranger than fiction sometimes. Thank you for the further explanation!
The town of Hico would like nothing more than for the story to be true. It's their claim to fame. But knowing that it's really not true the best they can do is to continue the mystery & hope the tourists keep coming.
 

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Kate & William, just like other royal couples before them, were handed a traditional white hat each.
White Hatting is a long-standing tradition in Calgary and is considered a symbol of Western hospitality.

The hats the couple were presented with were made from rabbit fur and took a week to make by local firm Smithbilt who have been making them since 1919 and provided hats for, among many others, Tony Blair and George W Bush.
 

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Sad but true. Several years back, one of the preeminent facial recognition experts discredited Brushy Bill Roberts as Billy the Kid based on facial features that change over time and those that do not. Hico hangs on to the allure of the legend but modern science has mostly eliminated it as having much connection to BTK.

His last name is Roberts but I can't think of his first name. He was born in Hico, TX & buried there under William H. Roberts. There are people who still want to believe he was Billy the Kid ( he would have been 105 when he died). Some yrs ago they were going to dig him up for DNA. When they excavated his grave they found the remains of a well known local man in Hico with one arm. So now they think Roberts could be one plot over & the marker is in the wrong location. In other words it's a cluster....

The town of Hico would like nothing more than for the story to be true. It's their claim to fame. But knowing that it's really not true the best they can do is to continue the mystery & hope the tourists keep coming.

A picture of Sierra Blanca from near Capitan, Lincoln county, NM. BTK country for sure!
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