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150 YEARS AGO a horse and buckboard saw you to town, your word meant everything, and the world was still understandable and full of promise. Step back in time by surrounding yourself with old west frontier and Victorian clothing that'll make you feel like you've left the modern world behind.

In 1864, Ranks Mercantile, in Virginia City, Montana, sold everything needed to outfit cowboys, miners, respectable (and a few not so respectable) women, and would-be soldiers off to fight in the Civil War. Thankfully, the shelves haven't changed all that much over the last century or two.

Today, in it's original location, the oldest operating store in Montana sells the same styles Calamity Jane saw while shopping, if she wasn't distracted by vigilantes hanging road agents out the back of the store.

To truly get the feel of the old west frontier, slip into our authentic 19th century clothing; the same clothing we sold new in 1864.

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Maria Virginia Slade was so angry over her husband’s untimely demise that she vowed Slade would not be laid to rest in Virginia City. Unfortunately it was still winter and travel out of the mountains was impossible. So the strong willed woman had a special coffin made that was lined with zinc and filled it with whiskey to preserve the body until spring. She then loaded him on the stage coach and took him to Salt Lake City where he still remains.

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Crocheted Mitts
Light Cotton Camisole
Rangewear Frontier Pant
Lace Fans
Cowboy Stache Wax
Handmade Leather Suspender
One Piece Cotton Bloomer
Derby or Bowler Hat
Straw Settler Bonnet (large brim)
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