December 29 in San Antonio history…

1845
Texas becomes the 28th state admitted to the Union.

1917 
The San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad, recently sold at a receiver’s sale, has been purchased by a party of San Antonio capitalists, the company reorganized and new article of incorporation filed with the secretary of state at Austin.  The San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Northern Railroad was built about three years ago by R. A. Love, formerly of Kansas City, and extends through part of Kendall and Gillespie Counties, a distance of 23.9 miles, connecting the town of Fredericksburg with the San Antonio & Aransas Pass railroad.

1920
George W. Brackenridge, 88, retired financier and holder of extensive properties in Texas and elsewhere, died at his Fern Ridge home near San Antonio.  He left an estate worth approximately $3 million.

 

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