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Beige wool felt Stetson cowboy hat. Belonged to Roy Faulkner (1911-1981), the "Lonesome Cowboy." He sang and played guitar, violin, musical saw, and harmonica on radio stations throughout the Midwest, including WIBW in Topeka. Faulkner also worked at KFKB in Milford, Kansas, a station owned by John R. Brinkley, the infamous "Goat Gland Doctor." In addition to radio performances, Faulkner also toured the U.S. with the Purple Sage Riders (not Gene Autry's Riders of the Purple Sage). He retired from show business in 1950, at which time he retired to Topeka. Purchaed in Denver at the Stockman-Farmer Supply Company, a business where Faulkner occasionally performed.

Creator: John B. Stetson Hat Company
Date: between 1935 and 1950

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Item Number: 329662
KSHS Identifier: 2005.65.7

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