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…

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…

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…

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…

A Christmas Love Story

An Inspiring Christmas Love Story- Native American…. found this in a magazine that was printed for Christmas. I loved it so much I wanted to share it in it’s entirety. It makes one think about what Christmas really is, what…

Legend of Devil’s Tower

Devil's Tower

  Courtesy Wyoming Tourism. org As with many places, there is usually a story behind the mystery behind the fact. Devil’s Tower is no different. Like many people in their home states, they travel out of state to visit unusual…

Fort Laramie Ghost Story

Ghost Orb over the Old Hospital at Ft Laramie National Historical Site

Fort Laramie, Wyoming History; Ghosts of Fort Laramie Ghosts of Fort Laramie Wyoming As a teenager, and living in Ft. Laramie at the time, it was just a matter of course to work at the old Fort. Back then, the…

History of Aprons-Their Origin

Historical Aprons and Their Origin    When I was sewing aprons recently, I wondered when they were made, who decided they needed them, and what did the first ones even look like? Historical aprons fascinated me. From their humble origins to the…