Sunday, August 9, 2020

Events & News


October 30 in San Antonio history...

The Ringling Brothers’ circus comes to San Antonio for the first time, arriving on the I. & G. N. railroad.  The parade came down the streets at 9:30 this morning and the show commenced at 1:00 p.m. in the seven-pole big top tent on the fair grounds.

A tragic fire at St. John’s Orphans Home (right), on the corner of San Saba and W. Houston Street, kills six nuns and three orphans.

San Antonio river barges began full-circle tours of the Paseo del Rio loop today.  At a cost of $355,000, a Tainter gate was placed in the main channel, permitting access to the full loop.  Mayor Cockrell officiated at the ceremony opening the loop to river traffic.

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