Yellow Print Dress
Golden Jubilee, 1935
Gift of Khay Norris
Dress is cotton with a round gathered collar, black satin ribbon
trim, and a gathered flounce at hem. The matching cap has a
round crown and brim.
This dress was made to be worn at the Frontier
Days Celebration in 1935. It has not been saved because it is
especially beautiful, well-made, or historically accurate. Only
its connection to the City of Yakima's 50th Anniversary festivities
makes the garment important to retain in the museum collection.
Frontier Days events included a parade, pageant, Indian village,
grand ball at the Armory, and entertainments in "Old Town"
(Union Gap). The Yakima Morning Herald on May 18, 1935 wrote
of the streets echoing to the rattle of iron tires, "clatter
of hoofs and whoops of Indians as Frontier Celebration opens."
"To the thousands of visitors from hundreds of cities
and towns in the state and northwest, the parade with its 2000
horses, 3000 persons, including 300 Indians, and innumerable
relics of pioneer times..
The famous Longmire train, with Mett Yongmire as armed
guard and B.F. Small as skinner of covered wagons, led off the
prairie schooner division. Among passengers in the Longmire caravan
were Merit, Guy and David Longmire and their families.
Financing and publicising of the festivities will
be taken care of at least in part through the sale of 15,000
buttons at 50 cents each. The buttons will be yellow with black
lettering. On them will be printed, "I've Been Scalped.
Yakima Frontier Days, May 17-18-19."
Yakima Daily Republic, 1935