Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4 in San Antonio history...

1894
An immense U.S. flag was draped from the balcony of San Antonio's City Hall to mark the Fourth of July because it was too big to be raised on the city's flagpole.

1927
Showing determination to fight a proposed 4-cent increase in trolley fare rates, city officials today said they may reopen the transportation field for jitneys, making it much easier for them to operate.

1954
Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson, stopping in San Antonio to visit his son, Chapman, at Lackland AFB, will deliver an address Sunday morning at Jefferson High School.

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