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October 27 in San Antonio history...

1889
Demand continues for horned frogs at No. 31 Soledad where payment of $1.20 a dozen is made.  Also wanted are 2,000 rattlesnake skins.

1938
Sears, Roebuck & Co. moves from the Transit Tower location to their new downtown headquarters at Romana Plaza. In 1995, this location would become the San Antonio Central Library.

1960
The San Antonio Light publishes a photograph (right) of the $2000.00 saddle made by the Ben Varga Saddlery Company for the occasion of the London premiere of the new John Wayne movie “The Alamo.”

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