March 17 in San Antonio history…

1899
In making excavation for the brick  foundation of the new Westminster Presbyterian church on Garden St, Contractor Finney struck the old underground passage supposed to have existed between the first mission and the Alamo. The ditch was 20 feet deep and Mr. Finley was compelled to go to the bottom of it to start his foundations. This Passage has been discovered twice previously: three years ago at the corner of Alamo and Garden st. and again on E. Commerce at the intersection of St. Joseph’s street.

1935
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas dedicates the park on the Alamo grounds.

1968
Little Rock, Ark.-based Dillard’s opens its first San Antonio store, a 150,000-square-foot location in Central Park Mall.

1969
The city first dyes the San Antonio River green for St. Patrick’s Day.

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