In the words of Bobby Troup, “don’t forget Winona.” Originally, the place was called Walnut, predating its occupation in 1912. The town got its beginning when a man named Billy Adams was making his way on a bicycle from Moody, Texas to Long Beach, California to visit his brother in the early 1900s. However, before he reached California, he came upon a spot, about 13 miles east of Flagstaff, which would later become Winona. He simply liked the place and after traveling on to Flagstaff, he boarded a train and returned to Texas. There he married a girl named Myrtle and they soon returned to that “perfect spot,” building a trading post that exchanged supplies and groceries with the Navajo and Hopi Indians for blankets, jewelry, and other native crafts. Though Route 66 was not yet established, by the 1920’s Model-T’s were making their way westward on the Flagstaff-Winslow Highway, passing right by the Adams’ trading post. Seeing an opportunity, they soon established one of the first tourist camps in Arizona, in 1920. Billy built 12 one-room cabins as well as overnight camping for those who couldn’t afford the $1 per night cabin fee. Winona didn’t become ‘official’ until it was recognized by the USPS in 1924 at which point Myrtle Adams became its first Post Mistress, putting her in charge of hanging the mail sack outside so that it could be hooked by railroad men as the train rolled by.
Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
- 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
- Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
- 30 single
- Tear-away label
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Retail fit
- Runs true to size
Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.
All sizes are provided in inches!
*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.