Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

January 26, 2011

Fess Parker and the Coonskin Hat Craze


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

FESS PARKER AND THE COONSKIN HAT CRAZE

     This week I received the following question by my new-found sister, Darlene: So, tell me about your “hats”.  I notice you almost always are wearing a hat   So begins our saga of getting to know one another… I referred her to my post Hats Make a Statement (since that answered her question).

     Although I am kind of late (I had the date wrong…) I am posting the following in celebration of National Hat Day, which was January 15, 2011:

The rugged six foot six inch actor, Fess Parker (1924-2010) sparked a coonskin craze while portraying television’s Day Crocket. Parker was quickly embraced by youngsters as the man in a coonskin cap who stood for the spirit of the American frontier. Boomers gripped by the Crockett craze scooped up Davy lunch boxes, toy Old Betsy rifles, buckskin shirts and trademark fur caps…according to his obituary. (Associated Press March 19, 2010)

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Hats Make a Statement

How to Make a Beaver Fur Hat

Adoptee Finds Biological Family: Mine

Oprah and I: Adoption Reunion Experiences

Mad Hatters, Johnny Depp, and Alice in Wonderland

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www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com

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  1. […] Fess Parker and the Coonskin Hat Craze […]

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