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October 24 in San Antonio history...

1909
Bexar County commissioners soon may be joyriding in an automobile. A. E. Staacke Automobile Co. has been awarded a contract to supply the county with a 1910 model seven-passenger, 40-horsepower Knox touring car for $3,350.

1950
The San Antonio Light reveals that yesterday, Justice of the Peace M. D. “Buck” Jones performed a proxy wedding between Edward J. Clancy, 20, now in Japan, and June Etta Eskridge, 18.  Her father stood in for the groom. It was the first time in Bexar County that a waiver has been given by the county judge to allow a minor to be married by proxy.

1960
The epic John Wayne movie The Alamo has its world premiere at the Woodlawn Theater on Fredricksburg Road in San Antonio.

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