February 5 in San Antonio history…

1858
New Braunfels Academy, the first free school in Texas, is chartered in neighboring Comal county. The charter provides that the school be governed by a board of six trustees, the mayor of New Braunfels, and the Comal county judge. It was supported by a city tax and tuition. New Braunfels is said to be the first city in Texas in which the citizens voted unanimously to impose a tax to support a school.

1877
The first passenger train leaves San Antonio bound for New York.  Military officers are aboard the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio train, nicknamed the “Sunset Route.”

1915
The Bexar County Medical Society voted to build a $20,000 structure for members’ offices.

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