January 19, 2015

Historic Brownsville, Texas

Brownsville ca 1938

This picture was taken circa 1938 at Brownsville’s Market Square. I am amazed at the cost for a dozen tamales. Right now the dozen is averaging $6.50 at different venues throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Brownsville is a truly historic town with so much to offer history lovers. Not to mention nature lovers, but that’s another post .  I’m so happy to hear that city officials are not neglecting the downtown area where this picture was taken. Where else can people find Life Saving Tamales if not in the Rio Grande Valley.

Brownsville was an important spot during the Civil War due to its proximity to the Port of Baghdad (Spelled Bagdad in Spanish)  on the Mexican side of the border. After the Union blocked all shipping ports, European ships, loaded with ammunition and supplies, embarked in this neutral Mexican port becoming a sort of lifeline for the Confederacy.

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La Vida Valle was created in June, 2011 as a platform for all things related to the arts, the people and the culture of the Rio Grande Valley.


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