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So I wonder why they were called Panama hats. I love being able to visit blogs again. :- )
Maybe it rolls off the tongue better
That's typical. The people who invent things are never the oens to get the credit.
LOLZ...that's actually quite funny:D
And why not?!
My dad was a dairy farmer but he wore a panama hat all summer long!
If the term "Panama hat" was coined in America (and I don't know that it was), the proximity of that country to the USA, as well as building of the canal, might be the reason for the name. Americans went down to work down on the canal, and saw people wearing those hats. Just a guess, that's all.
I hate hat so the post is not for me :D
I went to find out the answer. It took a while, but I got it. I prefer the name JipiJapa. That sounds happy and fun like the hats they are.
That is interesting!
Whatever the origin of the name " Panama hat," the hat is great protection against the hot sun,
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