February 12 in San Antonio history…

1899skating
An arctic outbreak across Texas brings a record February low of four degrees to the Alamo City.  This photo (right) shows Adolph Wagner, Ernst Steves and Mrs. Aaron Pancost skating on a frozen West End (now Woodlawn) Lake. (photo from the UTSA library)

1933
San Antonio begins transition from streetcars to buses, discontinuing the Highland Park, Denver Heights, Beacon Hill, Tobin Hill and South Presa traction lines.

1984
Miss America Vanessa Williams, in San Antonio to participate in Black Heritage Week festivities at Lackland Air Force Base, visits with soldiers at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center.

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Posted on February 12, 2015, in Texana and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. When Vanessa Williams was at Lackland AFB she posed for a picture with an Air Force basic training flight. I’m looking for that picture

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