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March 11 in San Antonio history...

1811
The Viceroy declares that the Villa San Fernando, the Presidio San Antonio, and the grounds of the old Mission de Valero are all to be incorporated together under the name San Antonio de Bexar.

1917
The San Antonio Light reports that, last night in the lobby of the Gunter Hotel, General Pershing was presented with “Captain Jack,” a black charger, after a speech by Capt. J. E Labatt.

1939
The groundbreaking for the Alamo Cenotaph, designed by sculptor Pompeo Coppini,  is held today.

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