Rio History: Moments in Time: November 6 – November 13

Advertisement for resort at mouth of the Rio Grande RiverThe Daily Ranchero (Brownsville, Texas) November 6, 1869:


Gulf Veranda at Cameronville Texas

(Mouth of the Rio Grande) Opened May 1st, 1869

Superior entertainments for travelers. 

Special accommodations for families 

who wish to spend the summer months on the Gulf. 

Private conveyances ready at all hours for persons or parties, fishing and hunting excursions etc., etc.

The bar is supplied with all choice brands of liquors, cigars, etc.

Chaley Frost, ( correct spelling) Proprietor.


Advertisement, Brownsville Daily Herald November 7, 1904:

Ice Made by Acid Method

Frontier Ice Works

Manufacturers of


By the famous ACID process 

 No ammonias, no taste, no smell,

We are prepared to take orders 

Yearly and monthly rates 

at a reasonable cost.



One Hundred Night Riders to be Prosecuted

Brownsville Daily Herald Nov. 9, 1909: A special term of court was called today at Union City (Tennessee) to try the hundred under indictment in Obion County for night riding. The defendants include the 8 men whose death sentences for the alleged murder of Capt. Quentin Rankin were reversed by the Supreme Court.

Two clowns sought in armed robbery case

McAllen Daily Press November 10, 1929:  Dallas Nov. 9 Attired in Halloween costumes three bandits held up C.B. Young and extracted $25 from his pockets. One of the bandits, a woman, was dressed in a Pierrot costume (such as worn by modern day mimes) and was “tough as the backend of a shooting gallery”. Another of the bandits wore a clown costume, while the third wore civilian clothes and was not masked. Young was accosted as he neared his by an auto which stopped in front of him. “Making whoopee brother?” the clown asked as he jumped from the car.

He laughed at the Halloween revelers and the woman leaped at him. Still suspecting nothing, he stopped as the merry makers danced around him. And then a third bandit stepped into the scene with a gun leveled in his hand.

“Stick ‘em up” was the command. The woman retrieved the wallet and the trio made their escape leaving nothing but their descriptions.

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