I just heard that, when Suffolk Downs starting gate flung open for the first time in 1935–35,000 people were there for Opening Day.
Well, by God. Apparently people in the first four decades of the 20th Century weren’t inferior to young’in androids in the 21st Century, after all. I
It seems that folks in the 1930s managed to hear about the stuff that mattered to them, and to act on it–all without benefit of being able to text their best friends every 60 seconds.