The Sewell Family lives in Wyoming. The family has been involved with many different ranching operations in northern Nevada and Wyoming since 1993 where they developed the love for Vaquero & Buckaroo style hats. Back in 1993, Barry landed a ranch hand job at Kirkeby Ranches near Great Basin National Park where he learned to build buckaroo hats. It started out as a hobby but words got around about the beautiful and traditional artistic work that he does. One by one, Great Basin Buckaroos would ask him to build a hat for them. The demand grew as they became popular. The rest became history. Today Montana Rio Hat Co. has sold hats to numerous customers throughout the world, as far as Czech Republic, Europe, Australia, South America and North America. It's an amazing accomplishment considering where it all began.
Numerous buckaroos, especially Great Basin Buckaroos are found in the high desert in Northern Nevada, California, Oregon and Southern Idaho. These Buckaroos wear such stylized hat. Thus the birth of Montana Rio Hat Company, a company that truly understand how to build customized quality buckaroo hats.
Montana Rio, Inc. - Established 2005