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July 17 in San Antonio history

1856
San Antonio’s city limits are set as one square league with the dome of San Fernando Cathedral as center (right), divided into four wards.

1945
Clara Driscoll, known as the “Savior of the Alamo” dies in her penthouse at the Driscoll Hotel in Corpus Christi. She is the fourth person to lie in state at the Alamo and is buried in Alamo Masonic Cemetery.

1946
The polio epidemic continues as the 86th victim is tallied – a 15-month old girl.

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