Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 12 in San Antonio history...

1910
Much attention is given to the operation of automobiles in the new ordinance.  No greater speed than 15 miles per hour within the city limits is permitted.

1940
A statue of Popeye, made here by taxidermist M. Nowotny, was made ready for a jaunt to Crystal City, the spinach capital, for exhibition.

1960
The new $317,000 Salvation Army Welfare Center and Headquarters Building at Nolan and Chestnut was accepted Friday by the organization from D. E. Ortis, contractor.  Dedication of the building will be March 28.

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