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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A HERALDZEFTUNC April Museum aims to preserve collection of 500plus hats WICHITA FALLS AP For more than 50 Nat Flemings western wear store didnt just sell cowboy it became a shrine to The hundreds of worn hats nailed to the wooden rafters actually were a tribute to his customers the ranch wealthy oil investors and businessmen who gave him their old hats when they bought new He even had one from Gene although it was stored in a glass case and on loan from the collector who owned But closed the Cow Lot when he retired late this past year in this North Texas city near the Oklahoma Now the Museum of North Texas History wants to preserve the 511hat collec tion and has raised about a third of the needed to build the display like the white hat owned by Flemings look A Kansas game wardens straw hat also appears Others are a bit the gray or tan felt brims stained brown from dirt and oil off the farmers and workers hands so many decades Im so proud of every one we got in because everybody that came in the store had a different Fleming Soon after Fleming opened his store in his brother gave him a dark brown 10gallon hat with a bullet hole in the back So Fleming decided to hang it on the never anticipat ing the trend he would he I had no idea I didnt dream it I didnt imagine it I didnt plan Fleming Every time somebody came they I have one I can bring And they He tacked small cards bearing the owners name to each Then a few years later as more customers began bringing in their he began adding each per sons hometown to the lami nated When a hats owner he placed a gold star beside the It became obvious that the collection was more pop ular than we Fleming Austin hopes to lead in plugin car technology AUSTIN AP In some Ifexas capital city doesnt belong in stereotypi cal Texas at Its quirky music scene and liberal attitudes defy the states well known roughandtumble Now the liberal enclave of 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