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March 5 in San Antonio history...

1731
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña is founded.

1941
The Bexar County Commissioners Court pass a resolution designating the Camp Bullis-West Avenue portion of the proposed Bullis-Fort Sam Houston military road as Harry Wurzbach Highway.  Naming of the proposed road is in honor of the late congressman from this district who died on Nov. 6, 1931.

1966
At 8:05 a.m., firefighters finally extinguish the massive five-alarm blaze that consumed Produce Row. The blaze began at 11:30 p.m and raged for over eight hours.  At the same time, a four-alarm fire burned the Stemens Card Company on Fredericksburg Road.  These two fires required the service of every firefighter in the city.  “I’ve never seen as much fire in one night,” said Chief M. L. Rogers.

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