Buckaroo Hatters

Ken Wilshire tips his cap to a Covington hatter who continues making head wear the old fashioned way.


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The art of making hats flourished in the past, but it's almost forgotten today. When we do wear a hat, it's usually the baseball cap style. Well, Ken Wilshire found a fellow in Covington, TN who's carrying on the tradition of making fine head coverings the old fashioned way, with lots of Tennessee pride and passion.

Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community.  Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.

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