Some Western Lore- Visiting Arizona

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Visiting Arizona this year? Here is some Western Lore to tell the family while driving to the Grand Canyon.


Where did the cowboy term "Ten Gallon Hat" come from? Hint: The American western cowboys and Mexican vaqueros spoke different languages but borrowed and changed common words used on the range. 


Remember Hoss Cartwright on the old western TV show Bonanza? He always had that giant Ten Gallon Hat or something close to it.

Bonanza Hoss Cartwright

                                          Hoss Cartwright, Pa and Little Joe characters on Bonanza

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                 "10 galón hat" 
 A ten-gallon hat holds only three quarts. 
"The term "galón" actually refers to a certain kind of braided hatband that was popular among Mexican vaqueros. The "10 galón hat" would indicate a hat with a tall enough crown to display 10 of these braided ribbons. It is said that this is one big linguistic mix-up. So a ten-gallon hat is a hat with a braiding around the brim and did not refer to the holding capacity of the hat. When Texas cowboys misunderstood the word "galón" for "gallon," the popular, though incorrect, legend was born." (Source unknown- internet circular) 
Ready to explore or maybe living in the west yourself. Starting in Phoenix metro including Scottsdale is a good choice.

If you are looking to move to Phoenix including Scottsdale or to buy a home in Arizona or sell a home in Arizona, contact Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker and Realtor. I would be pleased to help you and look out for your best interests while finding you the right home at the right price!


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Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, GRI, BS Accounting


Scottsdale, Arizona





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