Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

February 7 in San Antonio history…

1918
San Antonio’s first “clerkless” grocery store opens on Commerce Street.  The  San Antonio Light describes the store as a “Mother Goose illustration…glistening with white paint everywhere, relieved here and there by a bright, dark blue, with vivid touches of yellow.”

1952
The search for the killer of Florence Elder, whose body was found floating in the San Antonio River, has set off one of the most intensive hunts in the history of the city.
(The case remains unsolved.)

1976
The announcement of the launching of a new weekly newspaper was made today by Charles O. Kilpatrick, editor and publisher of the Express-News.  The newspaper, the Northside Sun, is an extension of the Express-News longtime weekly operation, the Westside Sun.

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