January 17 in San Antonio history…

1917
Oysters are served at the annual alumni meeting of St. Mary’s College, thus beginning the tradition of Oyster Bake.

1968
Work on lifting the tophouse of the Tower of the Americas was halted for about an hour today by a power failure in the downtown area.  The City Public Service Board said the failure was caused when a truck brushed against a power line at Crockett and Elm streets about 9:35 a.m.  A short in the high voltage line knocked out a transformer.

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San Antonio shoppers find a new product on their grocery store shelves today.  Mrs. Baird’s bread (right), a favorite in Texas, arrives in the Alamo City.  The bread joins Mrs. Baird’s cakes, sweet rolls and variety breads which started distribution here in May 1976.

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