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San Antonio Uncovered

Fun Facts and Hidden Histories

by Mark Louis Rybczyk

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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.


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Publisher: Trinity University Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 18, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781595347589
  • File size: 21277 KB
  • Release date: January 18, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781595347589
  • File size: 21277 KB
  • Release date: January 18, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781595347589
  • File size: 6883 KB
  • Release date: September 19, 2016

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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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Trinity University Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 18, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781595347589
    File size: 21277 KB
    Release date: January 18, 2016

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781595347589
    File size: 21277 KB
    Release date: January 18, 2016

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781595347589
    File size: 6883 KB
    Release date: September 19, 2016

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English