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February 12 in San Antonio history...

1899skating
An arctic outbreak across Texas brings a record February low of four degrees to the Alamo City.  This photo (right) shows Adolph Wagner, Ernst Steves and Mrs. Aaron Pancost skating on a frozen West End (now Woodlawn) Lake. (photo from the UTSA library)

1903
It is unofficially announced that Alderman-elect Richter has decided to convert his big 30-pound loaf of bread that has been on exhibition on Military Plaza, into a fine oyster loaf and has invited a large number of his personal friends to a little dinner Sunday afternoon.

1967
A fire sweeps through Ursuline Academy, gutting a portion of the school that had been built in 1913.  By the time firemen brought the fire under control, only the walls were standing and water pressure knocked down several unstable portions.

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