Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

August 4 in San Antonio history…

1891
The City Council passes the “Bawdy House Ordinance,” legalizing and licensing houses of prostitution.

1917 – World War I
Camp Funston is being put in readiness for the four-day “battle,” in which the student officers will be engaged in during their last week at the camp. The strenuous work of the last few weeks has been allowed to slacken perceptibly but the men are by no means being permitted to “soften up” before the “grand finale.” The “war” will begin before daylight next Tuesday, when the two armies, the red and the blue, fully equipped, will be carried in motor trucks several miles out into the country.

1932
A group of 150 business men this morning went on record as favoring the Roosevelt Avenue route for the proposed Highway 66.