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San Antonio: 300 years of History


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San Antonio


In celebration of the city’s Tricentennial, the Texas State Historical Association is proud to present this special e-Book, San Antonio: 300 Years of History. Drawn from the resources of the Handbook of Texas and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, this compilation offers a sampling of some of the many places, people, and events that have shaped the colorful history of the Alamo City. San Antonio has played a vital role in the formation of Texas—from the founding of Mission San Antonio de Valero in 1718 to the poignant conflict of the Texas Revolution. The Alamo City’s rich heritage also includes a remarkable diversity of ethnicities underscoring its standing as a crossroads of cultures. This diversity is reflected in the industry, art, architecture, music, festivals, and cuisine of the city and creates the unique ambience that San Antonio proudly carries today.

Published 2018


Table of Contents

  1. San Antonio
  2. Alamo
  3. Canary Islanders
  4. Juan Leal Goraz
  5. Battle of Medina
  6. Siege of Bexar
  7. Mexican Invasions of 1842
  8. San Antonio de Béxar Presidio
  9. Fort Sam Houston
  10. Kelly Air Force Base
  11. Brooke Army Medical Center
  12. William James Bordelon
  13. Cleto Luna Rodríguez
  14. Joske’s
  15. Pearl Brewing Company
  16. Gebhardt Mexican Foods
  17. Edgar Gardner Tobin
  18. WOAI
  19. Artemisia Bowden
  20. Ellen Dorothy Schulz Quillin
  21. Pecan-Shellers’ Strike
  22. Valmo Charles Bellinger
  23. Rodríguez v. San Antonio ISD
  24. Henry Barbosa González
  25. Julian Onderdonk
  26. Majestic Theatre
  27. Dionicio Rodríguez
  28. Jessie Marion Koogler McNay
  29. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
  30. West Side Sound
  31. Albert Anité [Don Albert] Dominique
  32. Rosita Fernández
  33. Jim Cullum Jazz Band
  34. Texas Top Hands
  35. San Antonio Spurs
  36. National Pan American Golf Association
  37. Adolph [Ad] Toepperwein
  38. William Carson [Nemo] Herrera
  39. Alva Jo [Tex] Fischer
  40. Daniel John [Dan] Cook, Jr.
  41. San Pedro Springs Park
  42. San Antonio Conservation Society
  43. San Antonio River Walk
  44. HemisFair ’68
  45. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park