As word of M&A's elegant designs spread, ladies from Hollywood to Alaska flocked to Portland to order clothes from the Shogren sisters. Loyal fans included opera diva Ernestine Schumann, and Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. At the height of their success a Shogren dress cost as much as one of the new Model T Ford Automobiles.

In 1904, the family bought land on the north side of Mount Tabor where they constructed an unusual Arts and Crafts style house. Ann, May, and their sister, Elizabeth moved in with Lizzie's children, Foster and Elsie McLynn. Elizabeth's marriage to a handsome alcoholic, George McLynn, had gone sour. Family legend maintains that when McLynn came calling at the Mount Tabor house, Ann Shogren seized a horsewhip and drove him off the property.

The Shogren sisters were generous to their family, employees, and community. Devout Baptists, they donated to their church and to charity. They also enjoyed life. They were among the first women members of the Mazamas and the Multnomah Hunt Club. They also loved to socialize, hosting parties, musical evenings, and dinners. We think the Shogren sisters would be proud that their home remains a place for retreat, conviviality, and for celebration.