Historic Photos of San Antonio

Overview

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...

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Overview

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596523784
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Series: Historic Photos Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 939,979
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank S. Faulkner, Jr., was raised in South Texas. He attended Texas A & M University earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. His Master of Science in Library Science is from Our Lady of the Lake University. He also has a Master of Theological Studies from Oblate Graduate School of Theology.
He has taught school, worked in retail sales, and served in the United States Army.
Mr. Faulkner has been with the San Antonio Public Library for over twenty-five years, working at Landa Branch Library, the Information and Ready Reference Department, the History, Social Science, and General Reference Department, and finally the Texana/Genealogy Department since its creation in 1995. In 2002, he was named Public Services Manager of the Texana/Genealogy Department.
Mr. Faulkner and his wife are involved in archaeology, church, and reading, as well as their family.
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