Once a necessity to sustain life in the West, wild game became a gourmet menu item in the late 19th century.
A miner, a cook and a housewife all walked into a store to get groceries and supplies.
In the cow towns at the end of the trail, cowboys left the beans and biscuits in camp and dined like city slickers.
All across the West travelers can still enjoy sweet or savory slice of history.
Western hat makers keep their craft alive one customer — one hat — at a time.