July 6 in San Antonio history…

World War I – July 6, 1916flagg
James Montgomery Flagg’s illustration of Uncle Sam appears on the cover of Leslie’s Weekly magazine.  It will later be printed as a poster – one of the most famous images in American history.  Who was the model for Uncle Sam’s face?  The painter himself.

1861
The Texas Order of the Sons of Hermann is founded in San Antonio.

1921
Alexander Joske , President of Joske Brothers Co., has acquired from the Mercantile Building Co. for a cash consideration of $120,000, a lot fronting 45 feet on Commerce, 318 feet on N. Presa and 45 feet on Crockett streets.

1939
Mayor Maury Maverick announced today that the operation of the chili stands on Haymarket Plaza by San Antonio’s “chili queens” would be suspended for ten days pending complete compliance with city health regulations.  The mayor visited the plaza last night and outlined his plan to place six stands on the plaza and and central sterilizing plant in the market house.

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