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October 19 in San Antonio history...

The county commissioners’ court this afternoon, acting on a petition of about fifty property owners and residents along Fredericksburg road, entered an order changing the name to Foch Highway.   113 more words


1918: Birmingham College and Southern University Become Birmingham-Southern College

In the words of Donald Brown, author of Forward Ever, concerning Southern University at the end of the 1800’s: “The stately campus withstood the Civil War, Reconstruction, depression, and other hard times, only to face its death knell as a new century dawned.” 1,178 more words


World War One: The World Changes, As Does ATO and BSC

“ATΩ Alumni Associations, first authorized by Congress in 1880, grew out of the old community chapters but were at first limited to members living in the same city. 425 more words


Everybody's business

Alex has been going through the Imperial War Museum Archive looking for material for the exhibition on food and bread.

As the WWI unrolled, people on the home front where being ever more strongly made aware that the war effort was a matter for everyone, regardless of station, and food rationing was fundamental for the success of the soldiers in front. 461 more words