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April 25 in San Antonio history…
1831 Thirty-five year-old Kentuckian James Bowie marries 19-year-old Ursula Veramendi in San Fernando Cathedral.  Ursula Bowie will die of cholera on Sept. 10, 1833 in Monclova, Mexico.  James Bowie will die on March 6, 1836 defending the Alamo. 1876 Contruction begins on the Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston. 1881 St.  Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Church is consecrated.Filed […]

April 24 in San Antonio history…
1891 The first Battle of Flowers parade is held (right). 1948 The first Fiesta Flambeau parade is held in San Antonio. 1960 Members of San Antonio’s NAACP and youth council participate in a sit-in and picket demonstration to protest the segregation of two of the restaurants inside Joske’s – the Chuck Wagon and Camellia Room.Filed […]

April 23 in San Antonio history…
1840 The first market house, known as the principal Cuartel, is established by the city. 1915 A gigantic advertising campaign launched the new Camel cigarette brand in San Antonio. 1944 A city-wide program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Protestant church service in San Antonio is held in Municipal Auditorium at 8 p.m.  The […]


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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