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October 11 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
The Red Cross has put out an urgent call for women to fill the central work rooms and make at once 400 pneumonia jackets for army hospitals.  Any woman who can sew is urged to come.  If she does not have a nursing cap, she must bring a large white handkerchief or a small towel to cover her hair, and must wear a clean white shirtwaist or white dress, if she has no white apron to slip over her frock.  She is also asked to bring her own needle, scissors and thimble.

1937
San Antonio’s new federal building and post office opens on Alamo Plaza.  Ralph Cameron, a San Antonian, was architect and A. W Kutsch and Sons of Detroit were general contractors. The contract price was $1,768.510.93 but with extras which included features of the building cut out of the original plans and replaced, total cost of the building when entirely completed will aggregate approximately $2,225,000.

2007
San Antonio City Council votes to purchase the Mission Drive-In property for $3.2 million and redevelop the site for a multi-use complex which includes a public library.

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