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January 4 in San Antonio history...

1922
The “Hobo Special” reached San Antonio this morning and police removed 32 tramps. This was the name given Southern Pacific freight train Extra No. 976 by the men in blue.

1947
After a three-day delay due to icy conditions, the Alamo Bowl is played in Alamo Stadium:  Hardin Simmons 20, Denver 0. Game only draws a crowd of 3,730 spectators. The temperature never gets above 26 degrees.

1947
John Lang Sinclair(right), alumnus of the University of Texas and author of “The Eyes of Texas,” dies and is buried in Alamo Masonic Cemetery.  Items relating to the life of John L. Sinclair may be found in the DRT Library by appointment at 126 E. Nueva Street.

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