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December 1 in San Antonio history...

1938
The headlines of the San Antonio newspapers describe a bus/train accident that resulted in the death of 26 children.  This accident appears to have spawned the myth of the “ghost tracks” at Shane and Villamain. Despite being the lead story in the newspaper, the accident actually took place in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1983
Today Show’s Willard Scott throws the switch to light the River Walk and serves as celebrity Grand Marshall in the first Holiday River Parade.

2005
VIA Metropolitan Transit and agencies throughout the United States dedicate a front seat on each bus to Rosa Parks, who defied segregation laws to keep her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama on this date fifty years ago.

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