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April 18, 2013

Hats tell the story of Sacramento history in new exhibit

Back in the early days of Sacramento, someone wore this tiny black velvet bonnet perched daintily on her head, trailing black satin ribbons and embellished with chic jet beadwork. And someone from a far different walk of life wore this Chinese miner's hat tightly woven out of straw, its broad, curving brim shielding his face from the sun.

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