Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27 in San Antonio history...

1910
A petition is being circulated in which citizens pledge not to eat meat for 30 days in order to reduce prices.  One man said, "A year ago 20 cents worth of meat would keep my whole family going all day, but now it costs 40 cents."

1930
The city commission voted to accept offer of the Swiss Plaza Hotel Co. to construct free of charge a dirt river channel between 5th and 7th that will flow in a straighter line than the present channel.

1950
Engineers in charge of the freeway are pleasantly surprised at the use of their partially completed project is getting.

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