Only in the USA
Memorial Day, initially known as Decoration Day, began shortly after the Civil War in the way that one might expect a day of remembrance to begin — mourners started placing …
Pioneered concept of head-to-hem stores
Made the Carnegie Look the rage for fashion-conscious women
Henrietta Kanengeiser was born in 1880, the second of seven children born to a tailor and his wife in Vienna, Austria. While Henrietta was young the family’s home burned, so her father immigrated to New York City where he opened his own shop and sent money back to the family until he could afford to have them join him.
We often read stories of families traveling west by wagon train. However, recently I was introduced to a reminiscence of a woman’s childhood journey to California from Ohio via the Isthmus of Panama. The family opted for the route that took the least time, traveling from Ohio to New York by train, taking a ship to the Isthmus of Panama, and then traveling by rail and mule across the Isthmus. They then boarded another ship that took the family to San Francisco.