Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7 in San Antonio history...

1917
The gradual elimination of horses and their replacement by motorcars in all city departments, is the aim of Mayor Bell. No more fire horses will be purchased.

1924
Ten Boy Scouts from Port Arthur reached San Antonio, half-way point on a 1,000-mile bicycle tour of the Southwest and pitched pup tents at Koehler Park.

1997
The 210 area code changes to include only San Antonio and Bexar County. Area codes 830 and 956 are added for areas north and south of San Antonio.

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