BO ranch cap

BO ranch cap

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The BO ranch cap is a ball cap that was donated by the paniolo cowboy Masatsu “Masa” Kawamoto. The hat has a picture of a cowboy on horseback waving a lasso in the air towards a cow. Masa Kawamoto used to work for one of the biggest ranches in the United States called the Parker Ranch in Hawai`i. After he departed the Parker Ranch, he decided to become independent and create his own ranch called the BO ranch. The BO ranch was a family run ranch that consisted of Masa, his family, and a few workers who would occasionally help and wash different items.
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cotton (overall material)
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overall: 13 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 4 3/16 in; 33.655 cm x 29.845 cm x 10.63625 cm
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
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National Museum of American History
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