Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 27 in San Antonio history...

1882
Bexar County Court House rebuilt on Soledad Street.

1944
San Antonio Transit Company's "transettes," 30 women employed to assist downtown bus riders, observed their first anniversary at company offices.

1946
The super-duper Battle of Flowers Parade was declared worth waiting four years for (Fiesta was canceled during WWII), but an observer doubted whether the aching backs and feet would be rested in another year.

1968
San Antonio Woolco stores offer San Antonio housewives the opportunity to trade-in their husbands. They offer 10 to 15 cents per pound of the husband's weight toward the purchase of Whirlpool appliances.

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