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The Texas Centennial Exposition was a world fair presented from June 6 to November 29, 1936 in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

A celebration of the 100th anniversary of Texas independence from Mexico in 1836, it also celebrated the culture of Texas and Western America. More than 50 buildings were built for the exhibition and many remain today as notable examples of Art Deco architecture. Attracting more than six million people including US President Franklin Roosevelt, the exhibit was organized to lift Dallas out of the Great Depression.

For the occasion, a model of cowboy hat was created, no doubt produced as a souvenir to celebrate the Texas Centennial in 1936, it was a real and precious hat with a crown of 6 inches, a brim of 4 inches. The print on the hat depicts a large star with a saddle bronchus in the center, red, white and blue. Texas Centennial, 1836-1936 says. It is printed on both sides.

Often like in the Rodeo championship , this memorabilia hats were signed by authorities and public figures (Including Hattie Caraway, The First Woman Elected to the Senate, Roy Rogers & Lowell Thomas)