John B. Stetson, Businessman and Philanthropist (1830–1906) John B. Stetson was inventor of the cowboy hat, which was very popular as practical head gear for both Western settlers and Florida cattlemen. Stetson donated so generously to Deland University that the Florida college was renamed Stetson University in 1889. Stetson University Law School, established in 1900, was the first in the state. FLOR500, Garden 347
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John B. Stetson, Businessman and Philanthropist

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John B. Stetson was inventor of the cowboy hat, which was very popular as practical head gear for both Western settlers and Florida cattlemen. Stetson donated so generously to Deland University that the Florida college was renamed Stetson University in 1889. Stetson University Law School, established in 1900, was the first in the state.























 

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