Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8 in San Antonio history...

1928
Among the $50 million worth of new industries and development in San Antonio during the last year is the chain of Handy Andy stores throughout the city.  Starting with one store in this city a year ago, the chain now has 20.

1938
The Texas Supreme Court today upheald the right of the city to levy a 5-cent advertising tax.  The tax is intended to advertise the city as a winter resort, a year-round recreational center and industrial community.

1958
In a surprise move which could mean another full-scale service station war in San Antonio, the gasoline price suddenly nose-dived overnight to a low of 19.9 cents in a large sector of the city.

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