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Browsing items in: Jordan Family Clothing - One Family’s Closet

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    • Basic Dress: Annie Tabitha Bristow Jordan

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    • Everyday dress; Bristow Family; Jordan Family; Sedona; Verde Valley; pioneer family; Cottonwood; Camp Verde; Arizona Territory; Arizona
    • Annie Tabitha Bristow traveled by wagon train with her family in 1875, arriving in October at their destination: the Verde Valley in the Arizona Territory. Annie was the daughter of Parson James Clawson Bristow. When they arrived in the Verde...
    • Rural School Teacher: Ruth Woolf

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    • 1920's leather ball glove; Sedona; Verde Valley; Beaver Creek; pioneer families; rural school teachers; baseball; hair cut; Arizona
    • As a school teacher at Beaver Creek School, Ruth Woolf had many responsibilities including firing up the wood stove on cold days, cutting students’ hair, checking in on them when they were absent, ridding trails of rattlesnakes, and playing field...
    • Royalty: Anne Jordan

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    • football queen dress; formal; prom dress; football queen crown; Cottonwood High School; Jordan Family; Sedona; Verde Valley; pioneer family; Arizona
    • By 1949 Anne Jordan had been steadily dating Robert Jackson for two years. They met through school activities, as well as various church functions. Robert was from Cottonwood at the time, while Anne lived in Sedona. Both attended Cottonwood High...
    • A Night Out: Anne Jackson

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    • Evening dress; party dress; Jordan family; Sedona; Arizona; pioneer families; community events; costume; Sedona Art Barn
    • By 1962 Robert and Anne Jackson had been married 10 years and had four children, aged three to nine years old. It was a rare occasion that they went out socializing. However, those rare occasions did occur.
      When Sedona was a small community...
    • Once Upon a Time: Anne Jordan Jackson

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    • Wedding dress; Jordan family; Sedona; Arizona; pioneer families; outdoor weddings
    • June 21, 1952 was a very popular and important social event for residents of the Verde Valley. The Jordan~Jackson wedding was well-attended with more than 250 guests present at the sunset wedding on the front lawn of the Jordan home. It was...
    • Fashion Meets Practical: Helen Jordan

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    • Coat; princess style coat; trench coat, raincoat; Jordan Family; Sedona; Verde Valley; pioneer family; Arizona
    • On January 7, 1928, Helen Coleman married George Jordan. She worked side-by-side with him building their fruit business. By the mid-1940’s Helen began painting whenever she could find the time. It was an interest she carried from her youth....
    • School Teacher Marries: Ruth Woolf Jordan

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    • Wedding dress; Jordan family; Sedona; pioneer families; outdoor weddings; Tempe; Arizona; Woolf Family
    • On July 20, 1930, after about a year-long engagement, Ruth Woolf married her fiancé, Walter Jordan, at 5:00 a.m. in Tempe, Arizona.
      The date was chosen because Ruth was to serve as the maid-of-honor for her best friend’s wedding anyway,...
    • Rural School Teacher: Ruth Woolf

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    • Rural school teacher; Arizona school teacher; leather coat; elk skin coat; boots; cowboy boots; split skirt; quirt; hat; boots; cuffs; spurs; riding gloves; Rimrock; one-room school house; Verde Valley; Sedona; Arizona
    • Ruth Woolf was born in Crittendon County, Kentucky on November 7, 1902. When she was about ten years old her family moved to Tempe, Arizona.
      She grew up wanting to be a school teacher and saw her dream come true by attending and graduating in...
    • Wedding Veil: Ruthie Jordan Jackson-Van Epps

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    • 1950's wedding veil; Sedona; Arizona; Verde Valley; Jordan; Jackson; Wayside Chapel
    • Ruthie Jordan, Anne’s sister, bought this veil to wear with the wedding dress she made to wear at her own wedding on June 19, 1954. Ruthie married Robert’s younger brother, Larry Jackson, at the Wayside Chapel in Sedona.

      BIO: Ruthie...
    • The Kids: Anne, Ruthie, and Walter Jr. Jordan

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    • children's clothing; children's bib; children's toys; children's gown; children's shoes; Jordan Family; Sedona; Verde Valley; pioneer family; Arizona
    • The young Jordan children wore basic apparel that always included shoes, socks and usually some kind of bonnet or hat. They often wore long-sleeved tops even during the summer to protect their skin from sun and scratches in the fields. During the...
    • 1940s Women's Shoes: Ruth Jordan

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    • shoes; Sedona; Arizona; pioneer families; fashion
    • These shoes belonged to Ruth Jordan in the 1940's. Ruth had a sense of style when it came to her clothing. While she had to be practical in her farm work wardrobe (pants, comfortable shoes, cotton blouses and always a bonnet), she was always...
    • Foundations

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    • Underwear; chemise; silk stockings; tap pants; garter belt; Bristow Family; Jordan Family; Sedona; Verde Valley; pioneer family; Cottonwood; Camp Verde; Arizona Territory; Arizona
    • Undergarments have always been important to everyday life and wardrobe function. In history, women often wore layers for comfort and warmth as well as fashion. Girdles were essential for many women from the 1920’s-1960’s. In later years they...

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