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June 13 in San Antonio history...

1691
Domingo Teran de los Rios, first Governor of the new Province of Texas, accompanies Father Damian Massanet on his return trip to East Texas. Camping at a rancherria of Payaya Indians on a stream called Yanaguana, they celebrate mass and rename the stream "San Antonio" because it was the feast day of San Antonio de Padua.

1917
Because it has lost its commercial appeal, owners of the Spanish Governor’s Palace have revealed plans to tear the building down.

1939
Plans for a loop highway to connect all roads leading into San Antonio and reroute through-traffic around the city are being drawn up by the Chamber of Commerce highway committee.

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