May 1 in San Antonio history…

Mission San Antonio de Valero is established on the west bank of the San Antonio River after the removal of the Mission San Jose del Alamo is ordered by the Marquis Valero, viceroy of New Spain, from the Rio Grande to San Antonio.

San Francesco di Paola Catholic Church is dedicated by Archbishop Arthur J. Drossaerts with a 10 a.m. high mass. Other festivities include music by the Knights of Columbus band, a ravioli supper, a bazaar, dancing and singing.

Walter W. McAllister is re-elected for his fifth term as mayor.  Lila Cockrell is selected mayor pro-tempore, the first woman to hold the office.


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