Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7 in San Antonio history...

1901
In the window of the Katy office on Alamo Plaza can be seen a hatchet and a piece of plate-glass suspended from the ceiling.  The name of Carrie Nation will readily explain the significance.

1917
Drivers and operators of jitneys are passing petitions in preparation for a fight against a proposed city ordinance that would serve to prevent them from operating in the business district of San Antonio.

1956
A by-product of the jet age rocked the Highland Park area.  What happened was that an F-100 Super Sabre pilot cut in his afterburner and the explosive sound echoed off low-lying clouds, rattled windows, shook houses and jangled nerves.

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