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Fairway Manufacturing Co. Coonskin Caps
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Thank You for Purchasing a Fairway Critter Cap

Go retro in one of our Coonskin caps or Davy Crockett style hats also known by some as Daniel Boone hats or Mountain Man hats. They are the perfect combination of fashion and function, revisited from yesteryear. Made in the USA and Canada (one cap is made in China), these charismatic beauties feature a full fur exterior, and the essential addition of a genuine fur tail at the back. Please take a look at our furry products and decide which ones you'd like to sell in your gift shop.

History of The Coonskin Cap

Beginning as traditional Native American headgear, coonskin caps became associated with American and Canadian frontiersmen of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Coonskin caps were originally a traditional Native American article of clothing, but when European pioneers began settling the Tennessee and Kentucky areas,
they made it their own, evolving its use and wearing them as hunting caps.

The coonskin cap eventually became a part of the iconic image associated with American frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett.
Boone did not actually wear coonskin caps, which he disliked, and instead wore felt hats. It's said that explorer Meriwether Lewis wore a coonskin cap
during the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but that can;t be confirmed as there were no records of how they dressed or what they wore in their journals.
Today we remember these great men and their legacy and contribution to American history every time we see a coonskin cap.
Daniel Boone

You can read some great information on Daniel Boone and watch the Biography Channel's episode about his life by following this link to the History of Daniel Boone

Davy Crockett

King of the wild frontier!
You can read some great information on Davy Crockett. Follow this link and learn about the interesting
History of Davy Crockett

Make Your Own Coonskin Caps

We've created a PDF on how to make your own Critter Caps. Buy our rabbit pelts for your hat & attach a raccoon tail key ring.
Get The Instructions Now!

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Current Critter Cap & Pelt Products

We do not sell single pieces or retail. You must have a Tax ID number to order from Fairway Manufacturing Company. We are a wholesale company that sells souvenirs and novelties all across the United States. We also sell to Canada. Critter Caps are perfect for any attraction, souvenir or gift shop that's located in the West, South or Midwest. General Stores, western attractions, Campgrounds, and theme parks would benefit from our hat and pelt selection. Give us a call at 1-800-25-0889 and let us help you get started selling great souvenirs in your shop.


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