May 14 in San Antonio history…

1871
Samuel A. Maverick, Jr., marries Sallie Frost.

1926veramendi
After being in storage for many years, the doors to the Veramendi Palace (right) were donated to the Alamo Museum today by John James.  Mr. James, along with the late Capt. F. F. Collins, has owned the doors since the old palace was razed about 15 years ago. The doors are made of hand-carved cedar and are so heavy that it takes six men to lift one.

1940
Alberto Salinas Carranza, head of aviation in the Mexican Army is here on vacation and meets with Mayor Maury Maverick.  He suggested that San Antonio’s Military Plaza and Main Street revert to their original names of Plaza de las Islas and Acequia Street, respectively.  “Every city has a Main Street,” the official stated, “but none has an Acequia Street.”

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