Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 10 in San Antonio history...



1891
The Fashion Theatre and the entire west block of Military Plaza is consumed by fire.

1896
The Light commented: "The people are wondering if the shapeless pile of red sandstone with its incongruous mass of architectural forms, known as the Bexar County Courthouse, had not better be converted into a hotel for tourists. As it is, it is an intolerable abortion."

1906
The sheriff's department closed down the lottery wheels at the fair grounds. Wagers had paid 5 cents against the prospect of winning a gold watch.

1915
San Antonio must encourage the construction of a modern string of highways leading into the city if it is to compensate for a recent loss of tourist trade. The railroads seem to stress transcontinental business.

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