San Antonio Uncovered

Author: Mark Louis Rybczyk
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595347585
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

San Antonio

Author: Staff of the San Antonio Express-News
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595347569
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Historic Photos of San Antonio

Author: Frank S. Faulkner, Jr.
Publisher: Historic Photos
ISBN: 9781596523784
Format: PDF, Mobi
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San Antonio was named for the Portuguese Saint Anthony of Padua when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691. The actual founding of the city took place in 1718 by Father Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares. The ?River City? is famous for the Alamo and the River Walk, the two most visited tourists attractions in the entire state of Texas, along with Sea World, Six Flags Texas Fiesta and a very strong military concentration. This book follows life, government, events and people important to San Antonio history and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of San Antonio!

San Antonio

Author: Paula Allen
Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited
ISBN: 9781910496015
Format: PDF
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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.

San Antonio in the 1920s and 1930s

Author: Mary E. Livingston
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738501529
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While recounting the story of a childhood in San Antonio, Mary Linvingston also tells the story that exemplifies the opportunities and struggles faced by countless people growing up during this time of opportunity and change in America. The author's memories and reflections are illustrated by over 100 photographs, providing readers with an authentic view of life in San Antonio in the early twentieth century. From detailed accounts of canning fruits and vegetable during the Depression, watching movies at the Majestic Theater, and life on a "domestic zoo," to colorful antecdotes about makeing tamales, shopping for shoes using an X-ray machine, and visiting the San Antonio parks and missions, this entertaining and educational book will give older readers and younger readers a glimps of a way of life that is long gone, but not forgotten.

The Travis Club

Author: Mark Louis Rybczyk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781490329604
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.