Donated to History Colorado by Melody Buxton.
The hats all belonged to donor’s mother, Lois Fithian. Lois was born in 1930 in Kansas. She moved to Fort Collins with her family when she was in high school and graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1948. She married Chester Fithian in 1949 and settled in Fort Morgan where she lived for 55 years. She worked at the Fort Morgan Sugar Beet Factory and 24 years in the Recording Department at the Fort Morgan County Clerk’s office. She had 4 children. Lois enjoyed her hats, purchased in the late 1940s and 1950s. The donor remembers her mother looking in the mirror, combing her hair, putting on her hat and lipstick before leaving for church on Sundays.