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December 20 in San Antonio history...

A new iron flagpole, 100 feet high and cast by Alamo Iron Works, will replace the wooden flagpole at the Upper Post at Ft. Sam Houston.  The price paid was $430.  The old wooden pole to be taken down is about seventy-five feet high and was reinforced with guy wires but it is considered dangerous.

The San Antonio Light and Gazette reprints Virginia O’Hanlon’s letter (right) that originally appeared in the New York Sun in 1897.  “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

The fire department begins purchasing all new vehicles in lime green paint instead of red.

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