You may not believe this, but during the early nineteenth century someone came up with the idea of importing camels, because they would get used to the arid environment quickly, so they did. The last recorded sighting of a wild camel was in 1941.
Cowboy hats were not a thing back then. Everyone wore headwear in the wild west, but not the kind of hats we are used to see in the movies. Bowler hats were more popular.