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. ">