A man of many hats

June 24, 2009 5:07:08 AM PDT
Hats off to Nat Flemming.

For more than a-half century he collected cowboy hats.

Flemming owned a Wichita Falls, Texas, western wear store called The Cow Lot.

He would hang up his customers' old hats when they bought a new one.

Now that Flemming has retired, his unique 10-gallon collection is going to the Museum of North Texas History.

More than 500 his cowboy hats will go on display next month.

A local TV station reports Flemming would even put a customer's ID on tags on the hats before he would hang them up.

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