Old News: An Illustrated Look at Curious Headlines From a Bygone Era
Crossing the Rio Grande in one’s undergarments.
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“El Paso—Rayo Reyes, a musician, in an unwary moment, crosses to the Mexican side and is robbed of everything he had with him by highwaymen. The hold-up was a most thorough one, and included the taking of Reyes’ clothes. He was afterwards forced to recross the Rio Grande in his underclothes.”
—Shiner Gazette, March 4, 1909