May 15 in San Antonio history…

1943
Playland Park holds its grand opening in its new location at 2222 N. Alamo (at Broadway). It will remain San Antonio’s favorite amusement park until closing in 1980.

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Wolff & Marx announces that they are the first store in America to offer Westinghouse Sterilamp ultraviolet conditioned air for their customers (right).

1993
The Alamodome opens to the public. “This day was a long time coming, but it’s finally here,” said former mayor Henry Cisneros, now secretary of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s the beginning of a new chapter in San Antonio’s life.”

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