Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 8 in San Antonio history...

1920
Sentiment for direct rail service between San Antonio and the lower Rio Grande Valley is unanimous in the valley, the Chamber of Commerce "scouting" committee reported Monday morning.

1940
Work will start within one week at the traffic control project at Romana Plaza, most congested area in the city, Virden A. Rittgers, city traffic engineer, said Friday.

1950
Safecrackers, apparently using dynamite, blew the steel safe of George W. Saunders Commission Co. wide open and robbed it of $7,100 in currency.

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