May 30 in San Antonio history…

1903
A disastrous fire broke out in the A.H. Shafer plumbing and electrical establishment, 125 W. Commerce Street, shortly after 7 p.m. this evening which resulted in a loss of nearly $40,000.  The flames also reached the Bon Ton millinery next door and the hall above the Bon Ton occupied by the San Antonio Lodge No. 215, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

1945
Commissioners Court vetoed the idea of a bond issue to erect a coliseum and Commissioner Bob Uhr said he could see no sense in putting a lot of sheep and cattle in a large building for livestock shows.

1996
Edgewood High School students tearfully say goodbye to their old school on the last day of classes.  The school is closing after 63 years and will reopen as a fine arts and communications magnet school this fall.

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