Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 9 in San Antonio history...

1889
There were 70 deaths in the city during October - 50 males and 20 females. There were 23 deaths of persons under one year of age.

1899
General opinion is that the princely park donation from the waterworks company should be named Brackenridge Park in honor of the man who gave it not in his name, but in the name of the corporation he heads.

1913
Two Houston Street landmarks, the Iron Front saloon and the Empire theater, will be torn down soon and replaced with a modern building.

1963
Rev. R. Paul Soupiset, pastor of the Little Church of La Villita, posed as a hobo in Houston's skid row for four days so he would be "better equipped to continue" his work.

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