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January 23 in San Antonio history...

1885
A new stagecoach fare of $4 to Boerne was announced with the return trip costing $5.  (This is $98 and $123 in today’s money, respectively.)

1964
The 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified and abolishes the poll tax for federal elections.  The State of Texas does not ratify the amendment.  It is one of five states (Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Virginia & Alabama) to still charge a poll tax for local and state elections.

1968
Albert McKnight becomes the first African-American to serve in San Antonio city administration.

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