“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Taught at Soulsbyville 64-68. Shopped at Julius’s Market. Nice little town.
I see a few older farmers here in Western North Carolina wearing washed out denim bib coveralls. The best place to get some around here is a General Store by the name of Washburns in Bostic, NC. Population appox. 450.
Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, NC used to be good for such things before the hipsters.
Flooding the garden, I'm sure you can't do that any longer in CA.
my garb for forty years in grade- Carhartt hard denim.
I still wear them for fishing from a boat. The pockets on the chest have plenty of volume for 'stuff' and are easy to get to while sitting down.
Pretty common around here. NW IL, NE IA, SW WI and SE MN
Was there ever a better name for a town than Soulsbyville?Even Rough and Ready comes in a close second to that one.
Lots of fun Gold Rush Towns: Tuolumne City, Arrastraville, Jimtown, Angel's Cramp....I mean Camp.
Hang Town is top from my perspective.
Volcano, Skull Flat
Niceville FL is for real.
Arrastraville. Never heard of that one before. I wonder how many people know what an arrastra is or have ever seen one.
It's between Tuolumne City and Twain Harte. Never seen an honest to goodness arrastra but I know what they are.Some additional info: http://explore.museumca.org/goldrush/dist-soulsbyville.html
That's neat that they included the dollar amounts for some of the mines in that district. Impressive, considering that it was probably when gold was $16 to $35 an ounce.There's an arrastra still standing in a wildlife area near me. It's maybe ten or twelve feet in diameter. Probably the only reason it's still there is that it's a long ways from a road and not many people know about it.
Well, if you've seen Conan the Barbarian (the real version), you'll know that an arrastra is one of the early, primitive body-building machines. A bit brutal, but highly effective.
I wear them myself when it gets cool enough to stand them. Years ago when I was working Kazakhstan I used to bring them over for my Kazakh colleagues in the field. They were hungry for any kind of western denim, but when they saw these they went googly-eyed. Yuugley popular.
They're popular with the morbidly obese, they're nice and roomy.
I get mine from L.C. King up in Tennessee.
Standard uniform here in Arkansas. Only exceeded by camouflaged anything!
That is daily wear for me but then again, I live in the hills of East Tennessee. Comfortable and practical.Bayouwulf
They're not uncommon here in small town/rural Alabama, but then again, I don't see them as much as in the fifties, sixties. Times change - except for the popularity of baseball style caps.
Plenty wear them in the country. Give up your commie city life.
I have a set by never wear them as they seems to fit weerd.
I've been wearing Key overalls since 1970. I'm not fat, but at 6' I used to weigh 245 and with a heavy diet of hard physical labor here on the farm, no fat on me. I'm down to 225 and now in my 70's and bibs still are comfortable. I could never find jeans that were big enough for my legs and small enough for my waist and bibs don't care.
In the early 50’s, my family traveled from San Diego, CA to visit our grand parents in “out in the middle of nowhere” Nebraska. Being farm country, all the locals wore bib overalls. I was about eleven or twelve at the time and thought the overalls looked cool and my mom bought me a pair. Of course when we returned home to San Diego, I quickly found out just how un-cool they were – LOL!
Just got back from Enid, OK. The town is busting at the seams full of overall wearing folks. They buy them at Atwoods. Nice selection.
Interesting photo, interesting comments and both made me realize I didn't really know the difference between overalls and coveralls.I've never worn "overalls" but always have 4 "coveralls" available. One for work, one for home one for the cabin and a clean one in the home closet.I googled around and it seem some folks call an "overall" a "bib coverall".I'm in Canada 15 miles north of Eureka Montana, it's already getting winterish and the idea of an overall seems too cold for me. Is it more of a hot climate work outfit? I have seen thinsulite padded overalls up here, but with a huge parka on top.
When I worked the ground as a railroad conductor I wore overalls year round. Most comfortable piece of clothing I've ever worn.