San Antonio

Home of the Alamo - San Antonio is known the world over for its beauty, history, and charm. Hundreds of thousands of visitors, from every part of the globe, visit San Antonio each year and thrill to the gentle climate and friendly people of the city. It is also home to the 2nd largest MLK march in the world as residents remember and actively take part in the continuing struggle for equality.

The eighth largest city in the U.S., San Antonio was originally founded by Canary Islanders in 1731 (although a small Indian community had already been established in the San Pedro Springs area called Yanaguana), San Antonio de Béxar was an early Spanish settlement in the Americas.

Famous for its Riverwalk and the Alamo, and being home to SeaWorld and Six Flags theme parks, San Antonio is visited by 20 million tourists per year. The city also has many active military and veterans and is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City Base. SBC Communications and Clear Channel are headquartered in San Antonio.

"I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand." - Mary Lasswell

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