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May 26 in San Antonio history…
1869 The velocipede (bicycle) makes its first appearance in San Antonio. 1898 The roof of the steeple at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church has been finished.  It is the highest and finest spire in the city.  A little work about the base of the slate roof yet remains to be done. 1933 San Antonio resident, Jimmie […]

May 25 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1916 The era of the all-volunteer British Army ends as universal conscription takes effect requiring all eligible British men between the ages of 19 and 40 to report, excluding men working in agriculture, mining or the railroads. 1838 The city limits are fixed at “one league in every direction from the […]

May 24 in San Antonio history…
1932 Two thousand trees, bearing markers in memory of veterans, will be planted in Bexar County along Highway 3-A, which connects the Alamo and San Jacinto battlefield near Houston. 1936 The rerouting and consolidation of all but seven of the San Antonio Public Service Co. bus lines was begun. 1973 Fifteen truckloads of oil, each […]


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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