Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 29 in San Antonio history...

1887
The horse to be used by Fire Company No. 1, instead of the old one, now decrepit from age, is expected to arrive tomorrow from the Capote farm near Seguin. The animal will cost $200 and is said to come of good blood.

1908
Houston Street will be paved with asphalt, it was announced today after a citizen's committee let it be known they favor this material over the more expensive vitrified brick pavement. The job will cost $71, 175.

1937
Creation of a school for housemaids as a WPA project has been approved by Mayor Quin. Forty young women, now on relief rolls, will be given the training.

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