'Carriage Me Back' to ride again

Brownsville history event returns after three-year hiatus


May 3, 2023

They (led by Bob Dylan) say “the times, they are a-changin’,” with America in a permanent state of flux.

That was certainly true in 1923. World War I, also known as “the war to end all wars,” had been over for five years, but with no way back to the idyllic horse-and-buggy past. Thanks to the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, women were voting, wearing pants and, gasp, smoking in public. Prohibition had recently been made the law of the land, creating a nation of scofflaws. Women young and old polished their social graces with Emily Post’s “Etiquette,” first published in 19...

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