Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 17 in San Antonio history...

1856
San Antonio's city limits are set as one square league with the dome of San Fernando Cathedral as center, divided into four wards.

1916
So San Antonians would know without delay the results of the bond election, the Electric Light Company had agreed to flash all electric lights in the city one time if the bonds carried and twice if they failed.

1924
Official census figures for July 1 showed San Antonio still the leading city in Texas with a population of 191,398. Dallas ranked a close second with 187,826.

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