Fashion Faux Pas, Arizona-Style

Fashion Faux Pas

Embarking by boat from San Francisco in 1874, Martha Summerhayes joined her army husband as he headed to far-off Arizona. Arriving in Yuma they met the soldiers and wives coming out of Arizona and Martha remarked: “The women’s clothes looked ridiculously old-fashioned, and I wondered if I should look that way when my time came to leave Arizona.” She did.

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