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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

San Antonio Mutual Aid Association

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. San Antonio Mutual Aid Association Marker
Inscription.
Organized Nov. 1862, by act of Texas Legislature, incorporated 1863. Had store at this site. Its $44,000 capital included $8,000 subscribed by the city for its needy and for families of Confederates away in the Civil War. Aim of group was to keep down costs on necessities; candles, flour, cloth, shoes, coffee. Help was given to 10,000 people.

To obtain goods, cotton had to be sold in Mexico. This traffic was so vital that Confederate Army detailed soldiers to drive Association wagons and teams.

Other towns had like projects.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4521.)
 
Location. 29° 25.426′ N, 98° 29.594′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Dwyer Avenue and Kallison Walk, on the right when traveling north on Dwyer Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at the NW corner of the former Legal Professional Building, east across the street from the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 E. Main Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Storming of Bexar (a few steps from this marker); Main Plaza Fortifications
San Antonio Mutual Aid Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. San Antonio Mutual Aid Association Marker
Looking east.
(a few steps from this marker); The Bexar County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); San Antonio: The Flavor of Its Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Justice's Court (within shouting distance of this marker); 200th Anniversary of San Antonio Municipal Government (within shouting distance of this marker); The Canary Islanders (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Memorial Highway (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
San Antonio Mutual Aid Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
3. San Antonio Mutual Aid Association Marker
Looking SE across Dwyer Avenue/East Main Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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