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June 11 in San Antonio history...

1897
Custodian Bennett of the Alamo has discovered several traces of blood on the walls of the historic old building. They had been covered with whitewash.

1918
The City Council is considering purchase of several lots for the creation of Romana Plaza at the junction of Soledad, Romana, Camden, Main and San Pedro. The triangular plaza would also include property of the Main Avenue fire station.

1946
Recently, Joseph Dawson, a local beekeeper and deputy sheriff, noticed little 5-year-old Elida Rodriguez crawling on her hands and knees to get around.  Elida lost the use of her legs due to an attack of polio when she was nine months old.  Dawson fashioned a pair of oak crutches for her using only a saw and a pocket knife.  He says he will make crutches for any polio victim for free.

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