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January 16 in San Antonio history...

1900
Peter Mayotte, of 601 South Pinto Street, is laid up from the effects of a fall from the second story to the basement of the new Loan and Trust Co, building now in course of construction at the corner of West Commerce and Navarro Streets.

1957 
San Antonio’s newest television station, KONO-TV Channel 12, goes on the air for the first time with a test pattern. Regular broadcasting to begin on the 21st.

1980detail_wade_boots
“The Biggest Cowboy Boots in the World,” 40 feet high and 30 feet long and designed by Bob “Daddy-O” Wade (right) in 1979, are assembled in front of North Star Mall facing Loop 410.

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