Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18 in San Antonio history...

1885
Ground is broken for the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad.

1908
Five insane patients now remain in the county jail. But Superintendent Baker, of the Southwest Insane Asylum, will soon have room for them. At one time they crowded the jail but Baker has gradually absorbed them.

1948
More than 200 representatives of 24 civic organizations will converge on Commissioner Henry Hein May 21 to demand a DDT spraying and dusting of the entire city as a preventative against polio and diarrhea.

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