May 17 in San Antonio history…

The skating rink at Electric Park was opened to the public and the sport instantly was established as a favorite among young people.

A distillery on wheels was discovered by prohibition agents last night when they stopped a truck with a still operation on it and five gallons of whisky.  The owner said he did the bootlegging on the side to support his children.

The San Antonio Zoo receives a young African male lion from a private owner who was moving overseas and could not bring the cat with him.  The young lion was transported to San Antonio from Austin in an automobile, whose upholstery suffered considerably.


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