Adventurers returning East helped create a mystique of the West when they returned home wearing a "Boss of the plains," Stetson Cowboy hat.
#1 Quality was the highest grade available in Stetson hats at the time. Probably a blend of beaver, muskrat and coypu. This trademark was used from the 19th century up until the mid-twentieth century.
1. ^ Snyder, Jeffrey B. (1997) Stetson Hats and the John B. Stetson Company 1865-1970 Pg 5, 9, 29, 34, 35, 49, 73 ISBN 0-7643-0211-6