Sunday, October 10, 2010

October 10 in San Antonio history...

1899
Street car motormen and conductors on the San Antonio Edison lines are on strike. One of their demands is for a 9-hour day instead of a 12-hour day.

1909
In a written opinion, Judge Arthur W. Seeligson of 57th District Court has ruled invalid city ordinances designed to prevent the Salvation Army from erecting a rescue home on River Avenue for unfortunate women.

1940
Gutzon Borglum's monument to trail drivers is accepted by the Trail Driver's Association.

1949
The last of San Antonio's transettes have disappeared from San Antonio's streets today. At one time during the war there were more than 30 of the green-suited transettes handing out change and giving information to bus riders.

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