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August 21 in San Antonio history...

1927
With approximately 100 artesian wells pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of water daily, it is only a matter of time until the San Antonio River dries up, acting Mayor Phil Wright declared today.

1928
Notification of the acceptance by the Secretary of War of the site offered by San Antonio as the future home of the Air Corps Training Center, was received here today.  Land for the “West Point of the Air” was donated by the city.

1946
The city auditor said today that all city departments exceeded their budget for the month of July due to the polio epidemic, resulting in additional expenditures of $17,594.10.

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