Friday, November 19, 2010

November 19 in San Antonio history...

1919
Directors of the Fiesta Association announced today that public interest was so great they planned to go ahead with plans for a fiesta celebration next spring. [Fiesta celebrations were suspended in 1918-1919 during WWI.]

1939
J. Frank Dobie, author and historian, delivered a scathing ciriticism of the Alamo cenotaph and commented: "There is one good thing about the monument. Nobody can see it from the door going into the Alamo."

1949
The first building for the 107-acre Trinity University site at Hildebrand and Stadium has been approved by the executive committee of trustees. It is planned for the highest point of the campus.

1960
Joske's debuts their Christmas "Fantasy Land" on the fourth floor of their main store downtown. (Photo courtesy of the Institute of Texan Cultures.)

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