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December 23 in San Antonio history...

1916
San Antonio’s Christmas this year is the most bounteous and prosperous in her history. It has been estimated that no less than $6 million has been spent for gifts, an increase of about 25 percent over previous banner years.

1941
The San Antonio Express praises the new Christmas lights on the “newly-beautified banks of [the] San Antonio River.”

1945
Christmas gift checks totaling approximately $6500 are being presented by the Continental Trailways Bus system to its 100 employees in San Antonio.  Amount of the checks was determined by length of service with the company.

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