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December 24 in San Antonio history...

1874
Rt. Reverend Anthony Dominic Pelicer is installed at San Fernando Cathedral as first Bishop of  San Antonio (he was buried in this cathedral April 17, 1880.)

1893
The Mexican Pastores tonight will walk in shepherd’s costume, with gaily decorated crooks and jingling bells to visit the babe of Bethlehem at the many private oratories in the city, and will conclude their services at the midnight mass in San Fernando Cathedral. This is an old Mexican custom.

1969
Our Lady of the Lake freshman, Louise Locker, (along with Santa Claus) stays out until “two or three in the morning” delivering over 200 presents and a Christmas trees to needy San Antonio children who had written letters – and so becomes known as Elf Louise.

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