April 9 in San Antonio history…

1949
Construction has started on the $91,050 one-story Hot Wells High school building. The building will be of reinforced concrete and brick and will contain six classrooms, a combination library and study, a science laboratory, and administration suite. The structure, located at Cockrell Ave. and Hot Wells blvd will have 10,068 square feet of floor space. It is to be completed in six months.

1976
President Gerald Ford visited San Antonio during his re-election campaign and infamously bit into a tamale without removing the husk.   This is later humorously referred to as “The Great Tamale Incident.”

1976
The San Antonio Library board of trustees gave first approval to five new library branches.  These branches were included in a list of 11 proposed new branches in the board’s master plan already approved by City Council.  The five locations approved include Valley-Hi (Johnston), San Pedro Avenue at the new North Expressway (Brook Hollow), Nogalitos Street at Park Boulevard (Collins Garden), Laredo Highway at Military Highway (Pan American), and Culebra Avenue and Santa Maria Avenue (Memorial).

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