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July 24 in San Antonio history...

July 24 in San Antonio history...

1885
Track laying begins for the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad.

1943
Ike Kampmann announces that the Menger Hotel has been sold to the National Hotel Company, operators of numerous hotels throughout the South and Southwest, at a price of $265,000.  The hotel was purchased by the Kampmann family from the Menger family sixty years ago.

1969
Columbia, the capsule containing the three Apollo 11 astronauts, splashes down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:50 a.m. San Antonio time (right).

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