June 24 in San Antonio history…

1895
St. Louis College graduates its first class – a graduating class of two.  St. Louis College received junior college status from the State of Texas that same year and merged with St. Mary’s College in 1923.

1941
Close on the heels of a state law authorizing expenditures of $1500 for maintenance and improvements, a crew of ten men are doing clean-up work today on the 18-acre San Jose park. I. A. Hirsch, project supervisor, said the job would require about three weeks.   “It undoubtedly will take several years to complete preservation and restoration of the mission,” said Frank D. Quinn, executive secretary of the Texas State Parks Board.

1949
Trinity Baptist Church is founded at Manor Drive Baptist Church.  E.J. Robinson is guest speaker at tomorrow’s services which will be held at the Will Rogers School in 4100 block of San Pedro.

2002
Sebastian’s “Torch of Friendship/La Antorcha de la Amistad” is dedicated at the corner of Commerce and Alamo streets.  It was presented to the city as a gift from the Mexican government.

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