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HOLY COW! HISTORY: September’s Strange Straw Hat Riot

Fashion fads come and go. But rarely do they lead to violence. Rarer still do they trigger a riot. Yet that’s exactly what happened exactly 99 years ago this month. It’s a tale both hard to believe and almost totally forgotten: This is the story of New York’s Straw Hat Riot. The early 1900s saw

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