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July 26 in San Antonio history

C. J. Crampton, general manager of the chamber of commerce, tells the polio committee that he believes San Antonio is on the way to becoming the first fly-free city in the United States.  “I think the day might come that when a person sees a fly he will call the health department, the same as when he sees a fire he calls the fire department.”  (Most believed at the time that the polio virus was spread by flies and mosquitoes.)

The Texas Special No. 1 pulls into the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot on S. Flores street at 6:45, ten minutes ahead of schedule, and that ends passenger service at the Katy Depot.  Among the passengers was I. L. Langowski, who rode the first train to leave the station on Sept. 1, 1917.

The San Antonio Wings of the World Football League play their home opener at Alamo Stadium against the Charlotte Hornets in front of 12,325 fans.  The Wings win, 27-10.  However, the WFL folds in October.

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