June 1 in San Antonio history…

1929
The Smith-Young Tower [now Tower Life Building] is completed at a cost of $3 million.  It will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River until the late 1950s.  The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

1936
The San Antonio Library begins bookmobile service to rural locations in Bexar County.

1980CNN
Cable News Network, Ted Turner’s new 24-hour news channel, goes on the air and is available in San Antonio for UA Columbia Cable subscribers on Channel 26.

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