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, [...]

Columbia Stage Society and the Town Theatre

By | July 24th, 2015|Categories: Pioneer Dress, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Columbia Stage Society Mission   Developing talent and entertaining area residents has been the cornerstone of the Columbia Stage Society's mission since its inception in June, 1919. Founded by families in area, the productions brought to the Town Theatre have always been a community effort - from stage to audience. Today, upwards of 30,000 patrons [...]

Elks Opera House

By | June 21st, 2015|Categories: Pioneer Dress, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Elks Opera House Backstory   More than 110 years ago the cornerstone the Elks Opera House was laid on East Gurley Street in Prescott, Arizona. The local Elks Lodge saw a need in the community and decided to incorporate a theater into the plans for their new building. Residents and lodge members raised the necessary [...]

Pioneer Dresses on the Silver Screen: Little House on the Prairie

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Pioneer Dress|Tags: |

Many people recognize the pioneer dress from the popular television series, “Little House on the Prairie.” This show was based on the novels that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about her life as she and her family moved West. “Little House on the Prairie” was the ultimate feel-good show, and Americans everywhere loved the Ingalls family. [...]