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Straw Hat Day in Los Angeles

May 1, 2011 |  2:59 am

  May 1, 1931, Straw Hat Day  

May 1, 1931: Cartoonist Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale reminds Times readers of the arrival of Straw Hat Day, when men threw out their old felt hats and bought a new sailor. Straw Hat season began in Los Angeles on May 13 and ended in September.