San Antonio Uncovered

Author: Mark Louis Rybczyk
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595347585
Format: PDF
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It has been said that every Texan has two hometowns: his own and San Antonio. Its charm, colorful surroundings, and diverse cultures combine to make the Alamo City one of the most interesting places in Texas and the nation. In San Antonio Uncovered, Mark Rybczyk examines some of San Antonio’s legends and ghost stories, takes a nostalgic look at landmarks that have disappeared, introduces some of the city’s characters and unusual features, debunks a few local myths, and corrects some misconceptions. Rybczyk embraces San Antonio's peculiarities by chronicling the cross-country journey of the World’s Largest Boots to their home in front of North Star Mall, the origins of the Frito corn chip and chewing gum, the annual Cornyation of King Anchovy, and Dwight Eisenhower's stint as the football coach at St Mary’s University. The third edition of San Antonio Uncovered highlights San Antonio as a modern, thriving city with the feel of a small town that sees beauty in the old and fights to save it, even if it is something as seemingly insignificant as an old Humble Oil Station, and its diverse inhabitants as those who appreciate the blending of the old and the new at the Tobin Center and fight to save what’s left of the Hot Wells Hotel.

Haunted History of Old San Antonio

Author: Lauren M. Swartz
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625840470
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the saying goes, "dead men tell no tales." Or do they? From its humble beginnings as a Spanish settlement in 1691 to the bloody battle at the Alamo, San Antonio's history is rich in haunting tales. Discover Old San Antonio's most haunted places and uncover the history that lies waiting for those who dare to enter their doorways. Take a peek inside the Menger Hotel, the "Most Haunted Hotel in Texas," and just a block away, peer into the Emily Morgan Hotel, one of the city's first hospitals and where many men and women lost their lives. Explore the San Fernando Cathedral, where people are buried within the walls and visitors claim to see faces mysteriously appear. Uncover the legends behind Bexar County Jail. Join authors James and Lauren Swartz and decide for yourself what truly lurks behind the Alamo City's fabled past.

San Antonio City for a King

Author: Rudy Felix Casanova
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490715606
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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San Antonio, City for a King takes us on an extraordinary adventure through an amazingly unknown, yet expectantly fitting, piece of Texas' origins. We learn how 16 families from Iberia's Canary Islands answered their monarch's call to populate a desolate northeast area of his New Spain for a strategic political reason. There was the year-long journey: crossing the Atlantic and then trekking north over present-day Mexico to Bejar. We see how these people initiated the township of San Fernando, guided its growth for generations and helped form many Texas traditions. And we follow their descendants through the town's evolution, through two rebellions, three changes of patriotism and one name change...to San Antonio.

San Antonio

Author: Paula Allen
Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited
ISBN: 9781910496015
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Vintage photos of old San Antonio are paired with their modern-day equivalent to show some of the dramatic changes to the city over the last century and a half, and the careful preservation and restoration of its Spanish heritage.

Food Lovers Guide to San Antonio

Author: Bonnie Walker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789026
Format: PDF, Docs
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Food Lovers' Guides Indispensable handbooks to local gastronomic delights The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Food festivals and culinary events • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops • Places to pick your own produce • One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries • Recipes using local ingredients and traditions • The best wineries and brewpubs

Top 10 San Antonio and Austin

Author: Paul Franklin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465413162
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now available in ePub format. DK Eyewitness Top 10: San Antonio & Austin will lead you to some of the best attractions in Texas: explore the Alamo, stroll the River Walk, and play with the dolphins at Sea World. Top 10 San Antonio & Austin is packed with must-see galleries and museums, the liveliest bars, clubs, and live music venues, most fun places for kids, best hotels on every budget, and much more. There are dozens of Top 10 lists covering the Top 10 restaurants, Top 10 liveliest bars and clubs, the Top 10 places to stay, and even a Top 10 list of Things to Avoid! The Top 10 San Antonio & Austin travel guide is packed with beautiful illustrations and detailed cutaways of the greatest attractions to ensure that you don't miss a thing! Your guide to the Top 10 best of everything in San Antonio and Austin.

The Travis Club

Author: Mark Louis Rybczyk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781490329604
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Taylor Nichols is a young writer who pens obscure historical guidebooks about his hometown, San Antonio, Texas. His work receives little notice until he unearths a 100 year old mystery that the powerful had hoped would never be uncovered. How far will the city's power brokers go to silence Taylor and his band of friends known as The Travis Club? Intrigue and romance bring this mystery alive in a one of a kind city, San Antonio.

San Antonio

Author: Staff of the San Antonio Express-News
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595347569
Format: PDF
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A richly illustrated compilation of more that 150 years of coverage on the history and culture of San Antonio from the pages of the San Antonio Express-News.

100 Things to Do in San Antonio Before You Die

Author: Denise Richter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781681060293
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Romance. History. Arts. Culture. Nature. Food and drinks. San Antonio, Texas, has it all and más! The Alamo City--the seventh-largest municipality in the United States--conveys a small-town vibe. It's filled with friendly locals who are happy to share what they love most about their ciudad: Barbacoa! Los Spurs! The River Walk! Fiesta! Breakfast tacos! The museums! Parades! Smoked brisket! The green spaces! Margaritas! And on, and on. For a city that pre-dates the Declaration of Independence, San Antonio has a youthful vibrancy that belies its age. On any given day, something is being celebrated. Join the party that is San Antonio! Bienvenidos to America's best town.