1917 – World War I
It is widely believed that Major General Pershing will not be returning to San Antonio to resume his command of the Southern Department at Ft. Sam Houston. Those interested in army affairs are speculating as to whether General Pershing will be named to head a contingent to France or be kept in Washington to fill the place of General Hugh L. Scott as chief of staff, with the greatest weight of opinion inclining toward the first view.
Playland Park holds its grand opening in its new location at 2222 N. Alamo (at Broadway). It will remain San Antonio’s favorite amusement park until closing in 1980.
Colonies North Elementary School announces that it will become the first school in San Antonio to require students wear school uniforms this fall.