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July 1 in San Antonio history…
1953 Rainfall in San Antonio, has caused the McKenzie Construction Company to postpone excavation of dirt from freeway underpasses until Monday.  J. F. Snelling, superintendent, said,  3,000,000 gallons of water collected in three excavation areas, standing as high as eight feet in the proposed Brooklyn, San Pedro and Main underpasses.  They hope to have the San Pedro bridge […]

June 30 in San Antonio history…
1965 A San Antonio Light article reports on the new computer handling patient records at Brooke General Hospital.  The IBM 1440 computer required the construction of a special room and uses disk packs that store 3 million characters [3 Megabytes], or 4,000 patient records.  The system cost “less than $25,000.” 1994 The San Antonio Public Library […]

June 29 in San Antonio history…
World War I – June 29, 1915 Austro-Hungarians and Germans advance towards the Vistula and Bug rivers in what is today Poland. 1897 In the last night contest for nearly 33 years, Houston and San Antonio play an exhibition under temporary lights at San Pedro Park.  The benefit for the Belknap Rifles,a military drill unit,  drew a […]


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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