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This Day in Texas History: Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives and Wikipedia) Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel January 31, 1859 On this date in 1859, William Menger opened his hotel, now a landmark, on Alamo Plaza in San Antonio. In partnership with Charles Philip Degen, he also operated a brewery on the site. The hotel is…
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1/27/2013 Daily Image: Tower of the Americas

1/27/2013 Daily Image: Tower of the Americas At 750 feet tall, the Tower of the Americas is 86 feet taller than it’s more famous contemporary, the Seattle Space Needle.  The restaurant at the top continuously rotates 360 degrees to offer one of the best views of San Antonio.  Designed by San Antonio architect O’Neil Ford…
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This day in Texas History: Record-Setting Sharpshooter Dies in San Antonio

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Record-Setting Sharpshooter Dies in San Antonio January 27, 1945 On this day in 1945, Elizabeth Toepperwein died in her home in San Antonio. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882. At eighteen, while working in a Winchester factory, she met Adolph (Ad) Toepperwein,…
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This day in Texas History: Somervell Expedition Disbands

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Somervell Expedition Disbands December 19, 1842 On this day in 1842, the Somervell expedition disbanded. The Somervell expedition was a punitive expedition against Mexico in retaliation for three predatory raids made by Mexican armies upon Texas in 1842: Antonio Canales Rosillo’s descent upon Lipantitlán and the…
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This day in Texas History: Texans assault Mexican garrison at Béxar

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Texans assault Mexican garrison at Béxar December 05, 1835 On this day in 1835, the Texas revolutionary army began its assault on the Mexican garrison at San Antonio de Béxar. Ben Milam and William Gordon Cooke gathered more than 300 volunteers to attack the town…
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Today’s Image – San Antonio Sunrise

Today’s image comes from Volume II of Texas As I See It.  Slated for completion and release in 2013, Volume II will be all time-exposure photography of The Lone Star State. Pure Gold San Antonio Sunrise Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved

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