August 17 in San Antonio history…
1918 – World War I
The Camp Travis handles 47,000 pieces of mail – the largest daily amount since the establishment of the camp post office on Thursday of last week.
More than 30 youngsters who share Davy Crockett’s August 17 birthday date gathered to whoop it up at a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored party in Brackenridge Park today. Sporting coonskin caps and Davy Crockett t-shirts, they gathered around TV star Johnny Lane who led them in singing “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” and “Home on the Range.”
The San Marcos Factory Shops, a 300,000 foot manufacturers outlet off Interstate 35, kicks off a three-day grand opening at noon today. The $15 million center on the southern edge of San Marcos, contains more than 60 shops offering merchandise from apparel, accessory and home furnishings manufacturers throughout the nation.