Friday, February 4, 2011

February 4 in San Antonio history...

1906
San Antonio's police force now takes on the appearance of a big city force.  Members appeared for the first time today in their new baby-blue suits.

1921
On exhibition in the highway department of the Chamber of Commerce are several sample road markers in three colors bearing the initials "OST" for the Old Spanish Trail, the proposed coast-to-coast highway.

1937
Work on the state park to surround the Alamo will start immediately.  Included in the $82,000 project is preservation work on the shrine, erection of a museum, landscaping, sprinklers and plaques.

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