Unstoppable Margaret Brown – a True Pioneer

By | August 20th, 2015|Categories: Old West, Pioneer Dress, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , |

The name is Margaret Brown - The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a Myth Margaret Brown, popularly known as Molly Brown, was never addressed as Molly by anyone who knew her personally. She was known as Maggie to her family until she married. Molly is the creation of legend and Hollywood. Margaret, the flesh and blood [...]

Harvey Girls – the Other Pioneers of the American West

By | August 10th, 2015|Categories: Old West, Pioneer Dress, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Inspiration for the Harvey Girls As westward expansion spread across the United States, so followed the railroads. Passengers often spent days on board as they traveled west. A picnic basket might get one through the first day, but staying fed was an issue during the days of early passenger service. There were no coolers, [...]

Red Onion Saloon

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , |

Red Onion Saloon and the Alaskan Gold Rush   If you were a prospector looking for your fortune in gold in the late 1890’s, a trip to the Klondike in Alaska was the place you went. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896, and when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a [...]

Silverwood Theme Park

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Where is Silverwood Theme Park?   Silverwood Theme Park is located in northern Idaho, just north of Coeur d'Alene and about 45 minutes from Spokane, Washington. It is open from May through October each year. For one price, it features thrill rides, kids rides, fun-for-all rides, Boulder Beach Water Park, and lots of entertainment. The [...]

Heritage Hill Historical Park

By | April 20th, 2015|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Where is Heritage Hill Historical Park?   Heritage Hill Historical Park is part of 60,000 acres of parkland, open space and shoreline set aside by Orange County, California for recreational use. Tucked away between a shopping center and riding stable in Lake Forest, this 4.1 acre oasis illustrates the early history of the Saddleback Valley [...]

Sea Change Theatre Company

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Sea Change Theatre Company's Story   Sea Change Theatre Company is a semi-professional nonprofit theatre company that presented its first season in 2012.  This new troupe is located in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast about one half hour's drive north of Boston.   The company offers a series of four thought-provoking theatrical works, including [...]

First Female Buffalo Soldier

By | February 10th, 2015|Categories: Civil War, Old West, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

How did Cathay Williams become the first female Buffalo Soldier?   Overview   Although African Americans have served in every American war, it wasn't until 1866 that Congress passed legislation to create six all African American army units; two cavalry (9th and 10th regiments) and four infantry (38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st regiments). The infantry [...]

Heartfelt Thanks to You!

By | January 16th, 2015|Categories: Accessories, Ball Gowns, Civil War, Downton Abbey, Fashion, Gloves, Hats, Old West, Thank You, Uncategorized, Victorian Era Celebrations|

  Heartfelt thanks... Recollections loves our clients! You are our lifeblood; the heart of who we are and why we do what we do. What better time to show our love and say "thank you" than Valentine's Day?  Hearts, flowers, and romance fill the air.  Romance and Recollections fashions go hand-in-hand, just like taking a [...]

Best of the West 2015

By | December 11th, 2014|Categories: Old West, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

  True West Magazine has been keeping the West alive for its readers since 1953.  Today's 312,000+ print readers as well as those who make up more than 350,000 page views at their Web site take Western history and legends seriously.  They are vested in knowing more than the basics.  They value bravery and tenacity. [...]