Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23 in San Antonio history...

1889
Cornerstone laid for Elliott Memorial Hall.

1918
The law prohibiting the sale, gift or transportation of alcoholic drinks becomes effective throughout Texas at 10:30 pm June 25. All saloons must close or face the penalty of the law, which is exceptionally severe.

1938
The iron bridge at the swimming pool in Brackenridge Park, a familiar sight to thousands of park visitors in the past 20 or more years, is being torn down. A modern concrete and steel structure will replace it.

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