Have you ever wondered where you could find the biggest,most varied, and most interesting collection of (I guess they go hand in hand) of men and womens Hats?
The answer is, drumroll please, Alaska! To be more exact it’s in Tustumena Lodge, Alaska in the former Kasilof’s Bar Cap Collection.
The Anchorage Daily News ran a story about the record setting cap collection that at the time numbered 22,014 hats and caps. Yup, we also think that’s a pretty big collection. At the time the bar was owned by John and Suzie Cook. The collection started in 1991 when a friend died and left them with 135 hats which is a lot for most people but it seems wasn’t enough for them. So they hung them on the lodge’s center beam and the collection just kept growing. One of John Cooks favorite hats in his collection was a Chinese pith helmet made of tightly woven grass fibers. Well at MyHeadcoverings.com if you want a chinese pith helmet I’m afraid we can’t help you but if you want a more typical bucket hat, straw hat, or a cloche, well then you’ve come to the right place!
(Sources include The Augusta Chronicle and The Anchorage Daily News)
By B. Levi