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July 3 in San Antonio history...

1873
The old front of San Fernando Cathedral is torn down for renovations.

1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Light reports that through their “Home Folks” column, a homesick soldier from Smithfield, West Virginia met Mrs. U. S. Moore, who knew his parents back home.  In the process, he met Miss Olive Moore, her daughter, and they were married last month. (Sgt. Martin “Mart” Kilcoyle and Olive decided to live in San Antonio for the rest of their lives.)

1963
Formal announcement of a 130-acre downtown site for the proposed HemisFair was made by James M. Gaines, chairman of the site selection committee.

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