San Antonio Uncovered
Fun Facts and Hidden HistoriesQuirky and amazing facts about the Alamo City
San Antonio is in the national spotlight as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic emerging major cities in America. Yet local lore has it that every Texan has two hometownshis own and San Antonio. The Alamo City's charm, colorful surroundings, and diverse cultures combine to make it one ...
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.
This completely updated, new 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 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.
“If you’re new in town, this book is a no-brainer and will give you a leg up on local history, famous places, and notable characters. If you consider yourself a San Antonian through and through, go ahead, be a tourist in your own town – Rybczyk’s book is bound to uncover things you didn’t know about San Antonio.” — Rivard Report