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December 26 in San Antonio history...

1883
This ad appears in the San Antonio Light:
“A nice Christmas present would be a life size portrait by E. Rivoire, a French artist, who recently arrived in San Antonio.  Persons desiring a first-class portrait are respectfully invited to visit my studio at No. 6 College Street, San Antonio, Texas.”  – Emilie Rivoire, Artist

1928
The Lockwood National Bank, having consolidated with the Frost National Bank under the name of the latter bank, notice is hereby given by the Lockwood National Bank, its officers and employees, that all our business is now being transacted at our new banking home in the Frost National Bank on Main Plaza, instead of our former location at 113 Broadway.

1978
The J.C. Penney Company opens their sixth San Antonio store today at Ingram Park Mall.  The new store is the company’s 149th store in Texas and 2,090th in the J. C. Penney chain.  It has almost 180,000 square feet of floor space, 42 merchandise departments and 325 employees.

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