Friday, March 5, 2021

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February 21 in San Antonio history...

Colonel Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel of 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrives at San Antonio to take charge of the Department of Texas.

Major General John J. Pershing was formally appointed commander of the Southern Department with headquarters at Fort Sam Houston. He succeeds General Funston who died two days ago.

San Antonio triumphantly became the greatest base in the American Air Corps when President Coolidge signed the bill authorizing the establishment of a flying school on the 2,000-acre tract, 15 miles out the Seguin Road.

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