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July 11 in San Antonio history...

1878
A stone marker is placed on Ben Milam’s grave in Washington Square Park (now Milam Park).

1936
A barbecue is held at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne to celebrate the completion of the San Antonio – Boerne – Kerrville – Fredericksburg highway to be known as State Highway 9/US Highway 87.  The barbecue is given by a group of San Antonio businessmen and owners of property along the new highway near the city and is an invitation-only affair. It is supervised by W. W. Wolfe of Wolfe’s Inn.

1991
Legislation is introduced to create a Texas state lottery.

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