Who were the cleanest pioneers?
March 15, 2010 12:00 PM Subscribe
Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean
posted by circular to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Just wondering if they were all a bunch of dirty, dusty people most of the time, or what. I can't imagine that they ALL were.
I do have stories (even some from my own ancestors) of very refined people, who I believe must have liked to wash up and feel clean. And some who came from very refined European society. But what I'm looking for are specific cleanliness-related accounts.
I realize that we didn't even remotely have the hygiene obsession then (pre-germ theory) that we do now, but I'm guessing at least some forward-thinking people had the idea that dust and dirt can be annoying and unsightly.