Here Are Some Fun Facts You Might Not Know About Hispanic Heritage Month

Although U.S. culture is largely thought of internationally as having to do with cowboy hats, rodeos, and ranch life, none of those American staples — believe it or not — originated in the States. The traditions of ranchers, or “rancheros” in Spanish, originated in Mexico and Spain. In those countries, hard-working farmers donned “cowboy” hats as they toiled over their crops and livestock. Although cowboy hats, rodeos, and ranch life are usually associated with the American West, they were actually brought over from Hispanic countries before the U.S. was even established.

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