July 11 in San Antonio history…

Jack Harris is shot by Ben Thompson in the saloon at “Jack Harris’ corner”.   This incident will spark a feud that will culminate in the assassination of Ben Thompson and King Fisher in the same building on March 11, 1884.

Hundreds of employes “hailed with delight” the decision of Joske’s to give them time off by closing one afternoon a week.


Posted on July 11, 2012, in Texana and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. 1940
    San Antonio’s first drive-in, the Varsity Drive-In Theater, opens at the corner of Culebra & Bandera Road.

    This can’t be right, can it. What about the “Drive-In” on Fredericksburg Rd.?

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