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January 30 in San Antonio history…
1916 The International and Great Northern Railroad announces plans to construct new shops and yards on an eighty-acre tract about five and a half miles south of town.  New construction will include a roundhouse with accommodations for eighteen locomotives, a brass foundry, a wood-working plant, large blacksmith shops, car repair sheds, a sand depot, and a building which will serve […]

January 29 in San Antonio history…
1917 Robert B. Green opens to the public as the county hospital. 1962 The new 13-story San Antonio Savings building opens at the corner of Commerce and Soledad streets.  Walter McAllister does the ribbon cutting at 8:15 a.m. 1984 The new Catholic Chancery opens and is dedicated at 2718 Woodlawn.Filed under: Texana Tagged: 1917, 1962, 1984

January 28 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915 A German torpedo-boat is sunk by a Russian submarine off Cape Moen, Denmark. 1968 The new Main Library building opens at S. St. Mary’s and West Market streets. 1986 A small explosive blast, followed by a puff of brown smoke and a rousing round of applause signaled the official start […]


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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