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June 21 in San Antonio history...

Work on the Quartermaster’s Depot and Water Tower at Ft. Sam Houston is begun by Braden & Angus. It will have a height of over 88 feet.  93 more words


June 20 in San Antonio history...

Albert Friedrich places this advertisement in the San Antonio newspapers offering his horn and curio collection for sale.

Randolph Field is dedicated in front of 20,000 San Antonians and visitors.   69 more words


June 19 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
This announcement appears in the San Antonio Light:
I hereby announce my candidacy for the office of State Senator from the 24th Senatorial District, comprising the counties of Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, Gillespie, Bandera and Real, subject to the action of the Democratic primaries.  99 more words


June 18 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
The San Antonio School Board of Trustees votes to abolish all instruction in the German language in San Antonio schools.  The decision was reached after the reading of resolutions from the Salesmanship and Rotary Clubs, denouncing the teaching of German as one of the most effectual mediums of the spread of German “Kultur” and propaganda in this country. 84 more words


The Tecate Journals

Author Keith Bowden’s superb writing is what carries this extraordinary story of mountain biking/raft- and canoe-cruising of the Rio Grande from El Paso in far west Texas to Brownsville on the Gulf of Mexico. 80 more words


June 17 in San Antonio history...

Men were prohibited from smoking in street cars while occupying front seats, but women were permitted to smoke anywhere in the car.

Fred Tolle, proprietor of the Stock Exchange saloon on Dolorosa street, and his phonograph are defendants in an injunction suit issued today by Fred Terrell and Sarah Hickman, owners of the Southern Hotel.    90 more words


June 16 in San Antonio history...

1918 – Word War I
The San Antonio Light reports that Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s dare-devil auto race driver and now an aviator with the American armies, has become America’s second flying ace.  59 more words