Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19 in San Antonio history...

1869
The Old Lewis mill is stopped. For nearly 20 years this mill had supplied ground corn to San Antonio.

1942
Wartime night shopping will be introduced to downtown San Antonio by about 40 stores beginning THursday. A Closing hour of 9 p.m. each Thursday was set. C. C. Winchell, secretary-manager of the San Antonio Retial Merchants assn. said.

1956
Commissioner's Court today moved to correct a hazard for pedestrians walking along the east side of the courthouse. The action came after Mike Rule, courthouse superintendent, reported large stones were dropping off the east roof of the courthouse.

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