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Bose Ikard, one of the first African Americans to be inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners by the National Cowboy Museum, served as a scout on the early drives with Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. After Loving's death, he continued trailing cattle for Goodnight for several years.

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At Ben's Western Wear in Cotulla, longtime employee Carlos Gonzales shapes a hat for his cousin Gilbert. (Photo by J. Griffis Smith)

When it comes to goin’ cowboy—whether fauxpoke or genuine article—much of the mystique is all about the hat.

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