Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 22 in San Antonio history...

1908
A much improved and beautifully terraced Electric Park opened for the season last night. Everything was newly painted and spick and span. A Ferris wheel, largest in the South, has been added to the amusements.

1948
The 41-week old Apache Packing Company strike, believed to be the longest in the history of San Antonio, ended with the recognition of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's Union, Local 671, AFL, as bargaining agent for the employees.

1968
Tonight's River Parade features celebrity guests, Don Knotts and Miss Universe 1967, Sylvia Hitchcock (right).

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