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March 9 in San Antonio history...

March 9 in San Antonio history...

1731
The first Canary Islanders arrive in San Antonio.  Sixteen families traveled overland from Veracruz, Mexico. Their legacy lives on today in Main Plaza downtown, also called Plaza de las Islas.

1928
In the early morning hours, the bell tower of San Jose Mission collapses.  Archbishop Drossaerts has given architect Atlee Ayers charge of the reconstruction.

1947
Joske’s advertises the new Motorette mini-car, available at Joske’s Sportsman’s Store located at 122. E. Commerce Street, across from the main store.

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