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December 18 in San Antonio history…
1955 A turkey dinner with all the trimmings awaits 150 West Side boys who will be guests of Ben Nathan, San Antonio real estate dealer. 1969 The Central Park Fox Twin Theatre opens with world premiere of “Viva Max”.  The stars of the movie in attendance are: Peter Ustinov, John Astin, Harry Morgan, Pamela Tiffen […]

December 17 in San Antonio history…
1914 Baylor co-ed Doyle Thrailkill of San Antonio wins a $5 gold piece as part of a contest to name the university mascot.  Her entry, the bear, is selected over other submissions such as the ferret, the frog, the elk and the bookworm. 1953 NBC broadcasts a color slide of their “chimes” logo at 4:32 […]

December 16 in San Antonio history…
1938 Robert H. H. Hugman is named the official architect of the River Beautification Project. 1963 Four Air Force airmen ended a 42-day space cabin experiment today at the Brooks AFB Aerospace School of Medicine.  Thirty days of the experiment were spent in a pure oxygen atmosphere.  Each of the airmen was presented with 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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