Gates Pass and Saguaro National Park

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Old West, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

After mentioning my mission to experience the history of the area, my cousin took me on an adventure filled with history. Our day included Gates Pass and the Saguaro National Park where we would learn more about the prickly pear than ever thought possible. We also visited the Signal Hill Petroglyphs. Gates Pass As we [...]

Tombstone, Arizona: Capsule of the American Old West

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Old West, Recollections, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , |

Join Recollections on a trip to Tombstone, Arizona. Experience the Old West as we enjoy this day trip.

Romantic Inspiration

By | January 6th, 2018|Categories: Civil War, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Old West, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We love our customers! We often hear how our clothing enhances the lives of our customers. Many are hopeless romantics who relate how they feel beautiful, filled with romance in their hearts. “I feel so romantic," 'I feel like a princess,” and “I feel like royalty,” are some of the phrases they use. We’re so [...]

The Covered Wagon: shaper of American history

By | November 4th, 2017|Categories: Old West, Pioneer Dress, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

From the horse carts of the ancient Celts, the carriages of the ancient Chinese, and the chariots of the Mesopotamians, humans have been using animals and wheeled vehicles as transportation for millennia. It was the mode of transportation responsible for shaping American history. Without the covered wagon westward expansion would have been much harder. The [...]

Recollections is among the Best of the West for 2017

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

True West Magazine is print and electronic publication that is the brainchild of Bob Boze Bell. Bob is an expert on the history of the Old West. He can currently be seen on 'Gunslingers' on the American Heroes Channel. He's written nine books on Old West characters in addition to his work on True West, [...]

8 Delicious Tidbits About Halloween

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Accessories, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Holidays, Old West, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , |

There still may be a bit of summer left on the calendar, but soon the leaves will be changing color and autumn will be in the air. When that happens, all of our thoughts will turn to... Halloween! Here are some interesting tidbits about one of our favorite holidays that I found at the History [...]

6 Reasons to Visit Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   a Step Back to the American Old West   1. Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is the newest addition to the list of National Monuments, having been created through the following proclamation by the President of the United States on May 21, 2014 (excerpted from the White House website:   “In [...]

The Most Extraordinary Story of Sister Blandina Segale – Pt. 2

By | November 20th, 2015|Categories: Civil War, Old West, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What Made Sister Blandina Segale's Service in the Old West Extraordinary? Sister Blandina Segale wrote a memoir of her time in Colorado Territory, titled At the End of the Santa Fe Trail. Stories of her adventures while serving in the Old West have been featured in novels, television programs, histories, and even a comic book. The CBS [...]

The Most Extraordinary Story of Sister Blandina Segale – Pt. 1

By | November 19th, 2015|Categories: Civil War, Old West, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sister Blandina Segale, Servant of God Sister Blandina Segale has been in the news lately. Earlier this month, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe (New Mexico) closed its inquiry on why she should become a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. The file has been sent on to the Vatican for consideration. So, who was Sister [...]