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November 19 in San Antonio history...

1939
J. Frank Dobie, author and historian, delivered a scathing criticism of Pompeo Coppini’s Alamo cenotaph and commented: “There is one good thing about the monument. Nobody can see it from the door going into the Alamo.”

1985
Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton comes to town to open the second Sam’s Wholesale Club, located at Interstate 35 North and Judson Road.  The first San Antonio location at Southwest Military and Somerset Road opened two months ago.

1960
Joske’s debuts their Christmas “Fantasy Land” on the fourth floor of their main store downtown. (Photo courtesy of the Institute of Texan Cultures.)

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