Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31 in San Antonio history...

1918
The influx of dependents of soldiers to this city along with the high cost of living here and the government's delay in making allowance payments has prompted officials to urge dependents to return to their own homes.

1948
County Commissioners Court today authorized installation of concrete tunnels and electrical connections required for future addition of an ice plant to the Bexar County Coliseum.

1968
"The world's most unusual hotel" was dedicated in San Antonio today when the Hilton Palacio del Rio opened its doors in time for HemisFair.  The 500-room, 22-story hotel built by H. B. Zachry was completed in 10 months after architects started work on the plans.

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