Daily Archives: July 5, 2015

Friday July 5, 1935

(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. )



Castillo de chapultepcec.jpeg
Chapultepec Castle, Mexico, east view
Inside the Chapultepec Castle
Xochimilco sunrise

At 11:20 thinking the teacher wasn’t coming, Carsey and I went to the museum to look over the “headdress” for my paper in Art Class. tried to find Abelardo Rodriguez Market but merely found where it was not!  Carsey came to lunch at Ruiz’s. Later he and I went to Chaplultepec castle and I think saw every room.  Saw the roof garden and inner rooms upstairs.  Even sat in some of the chairs!  The guide knew English and as usual was eager to talk – It was too cloudy to see Popo!  He left me at Chapultepec to see about getting at ticket to the dinner – dance tonight.  Left at 9 for the Swiss Club with Betty and James.  Very nice time – Stayed till four and then rode to Xochimilco and back to see the sunrise. Ate tacos and fruit in Tacubaya for “breakfast”.  Carsey was lucky about not having to pay for the dinner.  He keeps talking about Vera Cruz (a beautiful dream!) and his maroon colored Chevrolet Coupe that he is going to buy –


Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

President Roosevelt signs the National Labor Relations Act into law.  It’s hot in Europe and the holiday takes a toll.

El Paso Herald-Post July 5, 1935
El Paso Herald-Post July 5, 1935