Charro Days in Brownsville

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Overview
Established in 1850 on the banks of the Rio Grande, Brownsville, Texas, has joined its Mexican neighbor, Matamoros, every February since 1938 to celebrate their shared cultural heritage. Charro Days burst upon the Rio Grande Valley scene in the depths of the Depression, bringing dances, parades, fireworks, boat races, and a rodeo to a dispirited populace. The celebration achieved instant success, followed by national recognition in magazines, radio, and television. Renowned dance bands and celebrities increased the enjoyment of revelers dressed in Charro costumes. As time passed, Charro Days evolved with the addition of events such as the Mr. Amigo presentation, which recognizes an outstanding Mexican, and the Sombrero Fest, which attracts a large number of attendees with its diverse entertainment and is an annual highlight of Brownsville’s thriving community. Enjoy the rich history of Charro Days in Brownsville in this collection of 15 historic black-and-white postcards.
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ISBN: 9780738578583
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Texas
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
Author
Anthony Knopp is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Texas at Brownsville and a former president of the Brownsville Historical Association. Manuel Medrano is also a professor of history at the University of Texas at Brownsville and a recognized expert on Mexican American history and culture. Priscilla Rodriguez is the executive director of the Brownsville Historical Association. Many of the photographs used in this collection are from the archives of the Brownsville Historical Association.
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