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June 26 in San Antonio history…
1915 The Soledad Roof outdoor movie theater opens “on the banks of the San Antonio River where cool breezes blow.”  Along with motion pictures – music, dancing and live entertainment is offered. The rooftop theater is located on top of the building that would later house Solo Serve downtown. 1963 Postmaster Dan Quill said the […]

June 25 in San Antonio history…
1977 Participants in a forum on homosexual rights last night mapped plans for a march tomorrow to culminate local observances of “Gay Pride Week” here in San Antonio. 1997 The Spurs select Tim Duncan, a 6′ 11″ forward from Wake Forest University, with the #1 pick in the NBA Draft. 1998 Christie’s , the longtime […]

June 24 in San Antonio history…
1895 St. Louis College graduates its first class – a graduating class of two.  St. Louis College received junior college status from the State of Texas that same year and merged with St. Mary’s College in 1923. 1941 Close on the heels of a state law authorizing expenditures of $1500 for maintenance and improvements, 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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