Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Summertime (of another era)

It is shocking to see people overdressed during the sweltering summer heat. But have you ever seen a group of young people go to the beach in full-length dresses?

Of course not! But if you were around in the 1910s, you likely would have.

But why?

It was simply not proper to show much skin, and full coverage attire provided a perk for those who ventured out of doors. Heavy clothing protected a...