Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31 in San Antonio history...

1890
Construction is begun on the Southwest Texas Lunatic Asylum (now San Antonio State Hospital), about five miles south of the city, on land donated for that purpose by the city.

1908
The second annual auto ride given for orphans this afternoon is one of the most blessed charities in San Antonio.  It gives the little unfortunates one day of unalloyed joy and they remember it all the rest of the year.

1928
Joe Bradley, San Antonio student, was taking a long rest today after walking and running 160 miles from Corpus Christi to this city in 33 hours and 23 minutes.  He made but three brief stops along the way.  When he arrived here he appeared to be on the verge of collapse.

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