Oregon Trail Ruts

    I hadn’t been to the Oregon Trail Ruts since I was about 16 and I had actually forgotten what they looked like. And I had also forgotten how deep those ruts were as well. It’s impressive to see how deep they really are but it brings home to a person how arduous they’re trip was.…

leather-fringe-origins

western history]y of fringe jackets

   Leather Jackets, Fringes, and Fashion, oh my! Where Did the Fringe on Leather Jackets Come From? A History of Fringe Jackets, Fringes, Leather Jacket Fringes and Fashion   Madeleine Jacobs  (Love the beauty of the old west and have a yen to own your own fringe jacket? Visit Fringe Jackets here to see if there…

Legend of the Rawhide

Legend of the Rawhide, Rawhide Buttes-Lusk, Wyoming Dickson, Arthur Jerome: “Covered wagon days, a journey across the plains in the sixties, and Pioneer days in the northwest: from the private journals of Albert Jerome Dickson”, Cleveland, The Arthur H. Clark Co. 1929. ‘About midway between Columbus and Grand Island we camped for the night on…

Gun Holster Origins

Where Did the Western Holster Come From? A History of the Western Leather Gun Holster Origins Madeleine Jacobs (source P. Spangenberger, True West Magazine 2008) There is still, undeniably, a fascination with western culture and memorabilia. As a young lady in high school, I read dozens of accounts of stories like the Hole in the…