coonskin cap

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a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back


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I think the reason most people picture Davy Crockett that way is because back in his time they did a play about him and this guy who played him wore this ridiculous outfit with a coonskin hat with a bunch of tails, and that became the sort of romanticized version of Davy Crockett,' he explains.
A few years later, Roy's lunch pail wound up in the closet with Hoppy's gun belt and Davy Crockett's coonskin hat.
Last weekend Lane took another challenge in a one-man show, ``Crockett,'' based on the writings of David Crockett (yes, the ``king of the wild frontier'' with the coonskin hat.
The tan and black fur is glossy and soft, and its ringed tail reminds us of the coonskin hats that were so popular many years back.
But coonskin hats off to Hoseasons for offering a log cabin holiday with a dash of luxury.
Publicity agents then parlayed the legend of the frontiersman who died at the Alamo into a national fad--millions of Davy Crockett coonskin hats were manufactured and distributed, and fur dealers in New York City enjoyed one of the most prosperous years ever.