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By Roger Dey

Doffing her hat: Mrs. 'Hat Man' says farewell


Roger Dey

Geri Mason stands amid a depleted stock of hats in The Hat Man trailer, Saturday afternoon, July 6 , during her final visit to the Lincoln Rodeo as a vendor.

For nearly three decades, a converted horse trailer filled with cowboy hats has been a popular fixture at the Lincoln Rodeo, but nothing lasts forever.

After Charlie "the Hat Man" Mason passed away in 2011, his wife Geri carried on with the business she and her husband built nearly four decades ago

"All in all, 37 years on the road selling hats." Geri said. "(Charlie's) been gone eight years, s...

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