August 11 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
A special train carrying $52,000,000 in gold and securities arrived at J. P. Morgan today.  It was sent from England  in a British battleship which was convoyed through the war zone and across the ocean by a cruiser and a flotilla of torpedo boat destroyers to guard against an attack of German submarines. The purpose of the transfer of the gold was to reinforce the British credit here and to improve the exchange situation as the British pound sterling has depreciated of late.  The cost of transporting the gold across the ocean and by train to New York was estimated to have cost $250,000.

1922
The second radio station in San Antonio, WCAR, begins broadcasting from 324 N. Navarro St.  It is later renamed KTSA (which stands for Kum To San Antonio). (License date 5/9/22)

1939
Bexar County Commissioners Court in a special resolution passed this morning, censured the city of San Antonio for its “ill-advised” granting of a permit for a Communist Party meeting in the Municipal Auditorium.

1943
The Frost National Bank opened a branch bank at Brooks Field, designed as a convenience for military personnel and civilians.

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