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November 26 in San Antonio history...

1890
The first regular trip in San Antonio of an electric motor car was made on the Alamo Electric Street Railway Company’s track from Navarro Street to the International Fair Grounds, south of the city (Thompson-Houston system).  Since the date, all the main street car lines adopted electric motor cars of this and the Sprague system, replacing mule-drawn streetcars.

1917 – World War I
Student officers at Camp Stanley will be sworn into the service at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning, the oath being administered by company commanders.  There are 1,436 men to be commissioned, ranking from second lieutenant to captain and all will be held to active duty.

1941
The first pedestrian crossing lanes in San Antonio have been painted at the intersection of Alamo and Houston streets.

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