These Boots Aren’t Made for Walking

“Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance.”—Wynton Marsalis

The 1970s was a decade of sweeping social and economic change in the United States. The era of disco and bellbottom jeans also built upon laws and programs developed in the 1960s to provide increased opportunities in the workplace and new economic freedoms for women.

Ironically, this was also the decade where NPS women’s uniforms were least like those of the men. Since 1943 when separate uniform regulations were created, women’s uniforms were made from standard green uniform fabrics. That all changed with the 1970 women’s uniform.