Out with the corsets, in the Bloomers in Cottage Grove

CHRONICLE ARCHIVE PHOTO- Women march in their "Bloomers" at a 2018 Bohemia Mining Days parade.

When I was in junior high school girls were not allowed to wear pants. When it got really cold, this restriction was lifted for the duration of the cold snap, then slammed back into place as soon as it warmed up a bit. School dress codes were under attack by the time I headed to high school, but the memory reminds me of how much things have changed while remaining the same.

In looking over some family photos . . .

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