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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.
Speaking of Pawnee Bill
Likely an expensive hat in its time:
Author: James Lee Burke
Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926)
American painter & printmaker who specialized in landscapes. Still has a painting from 1895 hanging in the White House known as The Three Tetons.
I saw that in the movie "Total Recall."
If I saw that movie I don't recall it.
Albert Faille (1887 - 1974)
Early explorer of the Canadian Northwest Territory, the Nahanni Valley & Headless Canyon. Legend tells one Fall season Albert fell & broke his back. Being alone he couldn't get out of the Nahanni Valley before winter set in. He survived the winter alone & sought treatment in the Spring. Later he was a mentor to young men of the American Expeditionary Society like Frank Graves. Brave men, one & all.
Faille was mentioned prominently in the book, “Dangerous River” by RM Patterson. Published in the 50s, I believe, I highly recommend this book to anyone who appreciates first-hand outdoor adventure stories. This one is a favorite of mine, and I have re-read it several times. Thanks for the pictures, HJ!
Thanks for the book recommendation. I'll look to locate a copy. Is the author Richard M. Patterson? Richard M. Patterson wrote "Historical Atlas of the Outlaw West" & "The Train Robbery Era". Both are reference books held by the library. I've only been able to look at them there.
If you're interested in this kind of stuff you may know that Frank Graves was located just last yr & is now being extensively interviewed about his time in the American Expeditionary Society. Graves said after the death of Ivan T. Sanderson, he just sort of dropped out. He was at an age where he had to settle down & start making a living. He has worked mostly as a truck driver since. Looking forward to the books & stories that will probably come out of those interviews.
I've read all I could find about the McCloud Bros & the other two headless victims. What other explorers are in the book?
PS: In looking it up I see it is Raymond M. Patterson, Dangerous River.
You know, I don't remember a lot of details about the other folks mentioned, because it has been a while since I last read the book, but there are others included. Faille was a neighbor (in a loose, wilderness sense of the word) to Patterson and a mentor of sorts, so I remember him pretty well. RM Patterson wrote several other books, but this one is by far my favorite.
I've read another book, years ago, that was set in the same general area (Nahanni and Mackenzie Rivers) at a little bit later time, that was also a good book. My library is in disarray right now and I can't for the life of me recall the name of it, but I will root it out eventually and let you know. It might be something I found for my Kindle - a great way to read old books that you can't find hard copies of.
To bring my post back on topic, here is a photo of another favorite wilderness writer of mine, Calvin Rutstrum, with his hat:
I found a 1954 copy at ABE. On its way.
1936, the White House reporters show us their hats!
January 1941, "the Passing Straws", Frank Parker a pub keeper in Kennington England, has changed straw hats every New Years for the past 20 years......And the war has not thrown him off his stride! Here he is relegating the "Benny" of 1940 to the shelf above his bar with the chapeaux of yesteryear!
1940, newspapermen's hats and coats on the large table in the lobby of the White House Executive Offices........
"Hats Off" At a presidential conference at the White House, 1938
1956 Doctor Paul Dudley White selects a hat for his consultation in Washington D C for President Eisenhower......
Love that pic.
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I can see some of those fine hats getting squashed
I was wondering who took off her dress?
Good catch, Jack. Hmmm