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San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Where is San Antonio, Texas, USA? 

San Antonio officially the City of San Antonio, serves as the seat of Bexar County.

San Antonio was named for Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is on June 13, by a 1691 Spanish expedition in the area.Wikipedia


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San Antonio, Texas, USA - San Juan de Capistran, (3rd Mission)
Built 1718, San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Juan de Capistran, (3rd Mission)
Built 1718, San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas, USA - Mission De La Purisima Conceptoin, First Mission, San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Mission De La Purisima Conceptoin, First Mission, San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas, USA - Beautiful San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Beautiful San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas

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1718 - San Antonio, Texas founded

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1842 - March 5 - Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.

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News  1868 - THE TERRIBLE HAIL-STORM IN TEXAS - LOSS $500,000.
The San Antonio Express, of May 21, gives the following particulars of the late disastrous...Read MORE...

News  1870 - The postmaster at San Antonio, Texas, was not long since puzzled by the receipt of a letter from New Orleans,
directed to "My Mammy, living in the City of San Antonio." One day, however, a small, fierce...Read MORE...

News  1889 - A unique chair made of the horns of Texas cattle was lately sent from San Antonio to the White House.
It is the gift of a San Antonio banker to President Harrison, and cost its donor $1,500. The horns...Read MORE...

News  1894 - FIRE RECORD. SAN ANTONIO BLAZE.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 13. - A destructive fire, resulting in a total loss of about $35,000 worth...Read MORE...

1906
San Antonio, a city, the capital of Bexar co., Tex., is on the San Antonio River, which here...Read MORE...

1910 - The first military air flight in a Wright brothers' plane took place in San Antonio


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News  1920 - PLANE HITS POLE, TWO ARE KILLED
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 21. - Lieutenant Alvin M. St. John, of Memphis, Tenn., and Private Carl L....Read MORE...

News  1928 - January 1 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio

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January 1, 1928
News  January 31, 1949 - The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero.

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January 31, 1949
1949 - December 11 - WOAI TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast

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News  1968 - MONORAIL AT FAIR STOPPED.
San Antonio (AP) - HemisFair and mini-monorail officials declined official comment Monday while an...Read MORE...

1985 - FOUR KILLED IN EXPLOSION. ICE PLANT GUTTED BY AMMONIA BLAST; 21 PEOPLE INJURED.
San Antonio, Texas (AP) - Investigators poking through the remains of a gutted ice plant...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bernier
World War II Soldier flag  Charles Outterson BERNIER (07-19-1921, San Antonio, Texas, USA - 07-09-2012, Canyon Lake, Texas, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bourdeau
flag  Hugo Alfred BOURDEAU (26 June 1909, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA - 15 February 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Buckley
flag  Gertrude Elizabeth BUCKLEY (December 15, 1888, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - August 29, 1992, San Antonio, Texas, USA) gravestone

Deaett
flag  Elton Harold DEAETT (24 October 1918, Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA (Middleboro) - 3 December 1993, San Antonio, Texas, USA) gravestone

Johnson
 U.S. President flag  Lyndon Baines JOHNSON (27 August 1908, , Texas, USA - 22 January 1973, San Antonio, Texas, USA) gravestone

Jones
flag  Erma JONES (25 March 1899, Granbury, Texas, USA - 29 January 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA) gravestone

Kaarlsen
flag  Clarke Adrien KAARLSEN (8 July 1943, Monroe, New York, USA - 25 March 2008, San Antonio, Texas, USA)
 

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Cemeteries in San Antonio, Texas, USA

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