Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5 in San Antonio history...



1837
Bexar County is created by order of the Republic of Texas Congress. It was originally much, much larger. By 1850, it went all the way to the panhandle! 128 Texas counties have been created from Bexar County.

1941
Final sketches of plans for the proposed new $1,500,000 municipal airport have been drawn. Though construction is still in doubt pending outcome of the $500,000 bond election, the city is going ahead with preparations to prevent delay once a decision has been made.


1961
Randolph A.F.B. was testing a number of vehicles for possible adoption as an economical means of transport around the base. The photo featured in the newspaper was the Crofton Bug, a miniature jeep. (Photo courtesy of the Crosley Auto Club.)

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