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November 8 in San Antonio history...

1852
Francois Giraud, City Engineer (later Mayor), begs the City Council to reserve the lots and head springs at the head of the river, and to reserve a strip of land on the east bank of the river within the city limits.

1977
San Antonio voters establish the creation of a Metropolitan Transit Authority (VIA) in San Antonio.

1980
A San Antonio resident offers a $1000 reward for information on vandals who drove through his yard and destroyed an oak tree.  His house is a replica of the White House.  “My home is more authentic than the one in Washington.  It has the original floor plan with a two-story spiral staircase in the main entry hall,” he said.

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