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September 26 in San Antonio history...

1890
The first regular trip in San Antonio of an electric motor car was made on the Alamo Electric Street Railway Company’s track from Navarro Street to the International Fair Grounds, south of the city (Thompson-Houston system).  Since the date, all the main street car lines adopted electric motor cars of this and the Sprague system, replacing mule-drawn streetcars.

1946
More than six inches of rain falls in twelve hours in San Antonio, causing major flooding.  Water reached the fifty-foot level at Olmos Dam, only ten feet from the top.  Six people are killed and property damage is estimated at $8 million. ($100 million in 2019 dollars.)

1957
Pompeo Coppini, sculptor of the Alamo Cenotaph (“Spirit of Sacrifice”) and many Texas heroes, dies at his home at the age of 87.

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