Sunday, November 17, 2019

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November 9 in San Antonio history...

1856
A large train of United States camels pass down Commerce Street on their way to Camp Verde.

1918
Private David B. Barkley, who enlisted in San Antonio, drowns while crossing the Meuse River on a scouting mission behind German lines near Pouilly-sur-Meuse, France.  He is later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and is the second person to lie in state in the Alamo.  The son of Josef Barkley and Antonia Cantu of Laredo, he is the first Mexican-American Medal of Honor winner.

1948
The Centeno family opens their first supermarket at 1802 W. Commerce St.

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