Saturday, December 14, 2019

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December 1 in San Antonio history...

1938
The headlines of the San Antonio newspapers describe a bus/train accident that resulted in the death of 26 children.  This accident spawned the myth of the “ghost tracks” at Shane and Villamain. Despite being the lead story in the newspaper, the accident actually took place in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1948
San Antonio Transit Company, in cooperation with the Retail Merchants Association, institutes a “Shoppers Special” bus route covering the downtown loop for five cents a ride.

1967
The Harry Simeone Chorale & Orchestra, famous for their version of “Little Drummer Boy,” performs at the Sams Memorial Center at Trinity University.

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