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April 29 in San Antonio history...

1939
The last of San Antonio’s mounted policemen retired today.  80-year-old W. J. Stewart of 1015 West Hildebrand Avenue, saddled up for the last time after 22 years of service. When the police force discontinued the use of horses about 18 years ago, he persuaded the force to let him continue working on the Brackenridge Park bridle paths.  “I can still ride with the best of them,” Stewart said.

1983
St. Mary’s Street Bar and Grill, opened by Hap Veltman, holds its grand opening.

1984
The Cody branch of the San Antonio Public Library system opens for business.

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