Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3 in San Antonio history...

1891
A "flying Jenny" has been located on N. Flores St. as near to the First Presbyterian Church as it is possible to get. [The Flying Jenny, also known as a "flying engine," is a combination see-saw and merry-go-round first used in the Appalachian backwoods.]

1951
Club directors at San Antonio military installations Wednesday were seeking to dispose of their most lucrative source of income - outlawed slot machines. For a single club, income was reported to average about $10,000 a month.

1961
Joske's begins their 88th birthday sale offering 45 rpm records, 5 for 98 cents, among other bargains. Bozo the Clown made an appearance for the kids.

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