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Cowboy Hats in History - Military - Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton always donned a western hat with a short and turned up brim, a popular hat on the frontier.

Vesuvius Allan Pinkerton, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 25, 1819. He arrived in the U.S.A. with one silver dollar and settled near Chicago in 1842. While engaged in business as a barrel maker in 1846, he captured a gang of counterfeiters and was consequently elected county sheriff.

Allan created the first, private detective agency in 1850 when he organized Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. He was appointed the first city detective in Chicago. He discovered a plot to murder Abraham Lincoln in 1861 and was hired by Lincoln, as the first Secret Service officer. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, Denver, and Los Angeles; Pinkerton detectives were responsible for ending the criminal exploits of men like Billy the Kid, the Reno Brothers, the James Brothers, Nathan Maroney, the 'Invincible' Piper, Jack Canter, H.H. Holmes and several Mollies of the Molly Maguires.

The Pinkerton's logo was an open eye, combined with the words "We Never Sleep." It was this logo that was the root of the term 'Private Eye'. The Pinkerton National Detective Agency, stands out for providing the cream of fugitive trackers in 19th century and beyond. Allan Pinkerton was truly the first "Private Eye."

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Cowboy Hats in History furnishes enlightening and informative accounts beginning with cowboy hats worn and fashioned in the early years, through the Civil War period, including interesting details regarding cowboy hats worn by legendary heroes and movie celebrities. Cowboy Hats in History also highlights some original and contemporary hatmakers.

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