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Corduroy HatCoduroy bucket-style hat, 1960s
Donated by Hunt's Department Store

This 1960s bucket-style corduroy hat comes from Hunt's Department Store.

Fred Hunt established clothing stores in Fayetteville and Rogers in the 1940s, with a Springdale location coming later.

Hunt's flagship store in Fayetteville expanded in 1964, opening a second location, both on the Fayetteville Square. Hunt's on the north side of the square specialized in clothing for women and children, while Hunt's on the east side of the square focused on men's clothing.

By 1980, Fred Hunt had retired from the retail business. He died in 1995.

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