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December 28 in San Antonio history...

1917 
Dispensing with their usual Christmas celebration, the girls of Carnegie Library this season “adopted” four destitute families, whom Mrs. Harriett Leary, executive secretary of the Associated Charities, picked out for them, furnishing a Christmas remembrance for the twenty-two persons in the four families.

1947
Brackenridge High School brought San Antonio its first state football championship with a 22-13 win over Highland Park High school in Alamo Stadium.

2000
Montgomery Ward announced today that they are filing for bankruptcy and closing their doors after 128 years.  The company was founded in Chicago in 1872 and was the first mail-order catalog business.  The catalog was discontinued in 1985, but the stores remained. The shutdowns will leave large vacancies at four San Antonio malls:  McCreless, Windsor Park, Crossroads (Wonderland) and Westlakes.  [Those mall stores would all close in March 2001.]

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