July 15 in San Antonio history…

1917 – World War I
Another great stride forward in San Antonio’s importance as a military center has been made by the United States government formally taking over the leases to 5,081 acres of land adjoining Camp Kelly, the aviation post south of the city. This action was taken in Washington and it is understood that a recommendation was made to let a contract to Stone & Webster for constructing cantonments there which will cost $1,500,000. Contracts for additional cantonments of similar size are also contemplated and everything points to the fact that the government intends to make Camp Kelly the aviation center and training school for the entire country and the greatest flying camp in the world.

1917 – World War I
After its selection training site for the Ninetieth (Texas-Oklahoma) Division of the army, Camp Wilson is renamed Camp Travis, in honor of Alamo hero William B. Travis.

The Texans, San Antonio’s new Canadian Football League franchise, lose their home opener in the Alamodome to the Baltimore Stallions, 28-23.



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