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View 4: One woman and several men wearing western clothing and on horseback, ride across a bridge of an unidentified location en route to a parade. The woman, wearing a tan hat, beige blouse, beige fringed skirt, and dark boots, and a man wearing a cowboy outfit complete with a ten-gallon hat, can be seen at the front heading the group. A ten-gallon hat was often thought to be large enough to hold ten gallons of water. This is not true (unless you have an exceptionally large head). The gallon in "ten gallon hat" derives from the Spanish galo´n meaning braid. Therefore, a ten-gallon hat is a hat with a braiding around the brim, and which in fact, holds less than a gallon of water.
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00071739 Security Pacific National Bank Collection Celebrations-Parades.; N-000-042.4 4x5 CARL0000075342 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/114073
Horsemen and horsewomen--California Clothing and dress--California Bridges--California Parades--California Horses--California Hats--California