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May 12 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
National Park, advertised as “Wholesome Fun for Wholesome People” holds its grand opening tonight at the corner of West Houston and Laredo streets.  The park will feature “The Largest Hawaiian Village in the South” with native singers and dancers.

1924
The Hearst Corporation buys the San Antonio Light newspaper.

1957
The $100,000, 3.2 mile “Brackenridge Eagle” railroad track began carrying its first passengers around Brackenridge Park.

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