Aren't these old photographs of pioneer women amazing? When you think about how hard they worked, physically, and the rough conditions, and the exposure to the elements, isn't it wild to think that they did all that in heavy cotton or wool dresses with full skirts. We are so used to specialized garments with stretch, wicking, padding, protection; tailor made for each and every activity. Not to mention the shoes! No ergonomic insoles or Thinsulate. And these women worked harder every day from dawn till dusk than I do in a month! Look like they took pride in their style too, doesn't it?