On December 22, 1836, the new Texas government formed the county government of Bexar, with San Antonio as its County Seat.
“The Crimson Tide Special” train containing the Alabama eleven, stops in San Antonio for a brief workout before continuing on their way to the Rose Bowl. Alabama player Bill Young is stricken with appendicitis and will listen to the Rose Bowl from a Del Rio hospital room. The 1934 Alabama team featured star end Don Hutson and the other lesser-known end, nicknamed “Bear” – Paul Bryant.
The final pre-cast and furnished room (of 496) is flown into place on the 20th floor of the Palacio Del Rio Hotel. Placement of the last room was scheduled for January 5, but H. B. Zachry’s crews became so adept at hoising the 35-ton concrete rooms the “last flight” was moved up. (photo right)