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August 30 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915 President Woodrow Wilson has given up his plans for an extended vacation this year, reports the San Antonio Light.  He had planned to spend September at Cornish, N.H. but has decided to remain in Washington until the tense situation with Germany regarding the sinking of the S. S. Arabic is […]

August 29 in San Antonio history…
1936 Three hundred and twelve aluminum gadgets placed at strategic intervals along the street of downtown San Antonio, were set in motion on this date.  Yes!  That’s right….parking meters. 1940 City commissioners adopt a resolution renaming Riverside Theater for the late Edwin P. Arneson. 1955 The first black students in San Antonio’s history to be […]

August 28 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915 At a joint meeting of the City and County Commissioners, it is announced that the contract to erect the new Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital has been awarded to H. N. Jones Construction Company at a cost of $200,092.  It is also announced that the operating room will be fully […]


African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio
Visit The Portal to Texas History to view San Antonio Public Library's collection of African American funeral programs. The collection consists of over 1,000 programs that date from 1935 to present day and depicts the African American community in Bexar County.

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