San Antonio Boxed Set

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Around San Antonio
Around San Antonio provides readers with an incisive history, not only of the city itself—its missions, festive traditions, schools, military bases—but also of the surrounding Hill Country and ranches. These vintage images and historical postcards document the early 1900s to the 1960s, provide a concise background of local folklore and traditions to visitors, and offer a foray into the history of Texas’s families, land, and origins.

San Antonio in the Great War
The growth of military facilities and infrastructure in San Antonio that started the Alamo City on its path to becoming “Military City USA” are captured in nearly 200 vintage images. In 1916, the year before America entered the Great War, Fort Sam Houston was the largest US Army post in the country focused on the Mexico border. All of that changed in 1917 as the United States needed to quickly raise an expeditionary army of three million men with its attendant air service and send it overseas to fight. 

Downtown San Antonio
The rare vintage images found between the covers of this book provide extraordinary glimpses back through time to the true building blocks of today’s beautiful, historic downtown San Antonio. Celebrating the diverse cultural background, down-home atmosphere, and vivacious spirit of the city, Downtown San Antonio reverently explores the sacred site of the Alamo, the River Walk, and numerous historic structures, plazas, and parks. 
ISBN: 9781589730496
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Around San Antonio by Pauline T. Newton
Author Pauline T. Newton’s roots run deep in San Antonio’s history, as her grandfather, Joseph Idus Lambert, played an important role in the old traditions and folklore of the area. The photographs and postcards in Around San Antonio retrace the Lambert clan’s footsteps, revealing places they traveled and lived, including Center Point, Fort Clark, Dripping Springs, Leakey, and Waring, in addition to the city of San Antonio, home to various festivals, schools, historical sites, and military bases. Local ranchers and farmers, as well as old-timers, newcomers, and historians of all ages will enjoy this pictorial retrospective, which also will offer a brief foray into the history of Texas’s families, land, and origins.

San Antonio in the Great War by John M. Manguso
John M. Manguso graduated from the University of Florida with a master of arts degree in US history and retired from the US Army after 28 years of active and reserve service, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. After 33 years as director of the Fort Sam Houston Museum, he retired in 2011. This is his second book about the US Armed Forces in San Antonio.

Downtown San Antonio by Joan Marston Korte and David L. Peché
Former US Air Force Nurse Corps officer Joan Marston Korte settled in San Antonio in 1974 and has lived downtown since 1993. She has served on many city and community boards and is currently the president of the Downtown Residents Association. This book has become a labor of love for her. David L. Peché is a San Antonio native and a graduate of the city’s oldest boys’ school, Central Catholic. His passion for collecting history and ephemera, particularly items related to the downtown area, has fueled his desire to share San Antonio’s history with others.
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