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Old 09-20-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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How can I found out who the street Kelsey Rd. @ 78211 is named after?
Were thinking that maybe it was a name of a general from World War II
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Default Rayburn Drive,

Southside, Harlandale, one block north of Military and 35.
Named after the Great Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House in D.C. from Texas and its' master too.
Mentor to a young LBJ and a great leader. When Mr. Rayburn died he had an estate
of only $15,000.00. After decades in Congress. For a time LBJ was Senate Majority Leader
and Rayburn was Speaker .
Rayburn's integrity was unshakable. If offered a bribe by an upstart lobbyist he might become furious.
They dared not approach Mr. Sam and try to buy him.

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Old 09-21-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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Does anyone know of the history of Eisenhauer Road on the northeast side? I heard that where the transmitting towers of KTSA was once part of the Eisenhauer Ranch.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:33 AM
 
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Cable Ranch Rd named after Philander L. Cable whom in 1880 was President of Several Railroad companies in Chicago. Used to raise Angus Cattle there.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:37 AM
 
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Does anyone know of the history of Eisenhauer Road on the northeast side? I heard that where the transmitting towers of KTSA was once part of the Eisenhauer Ranch.
It was named after Dwight D. Eisenhauer who lived there before he became President.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:00 AM
 
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It was named after Dwight D. Eisenhauer who lived there before he became President.
The former US President's name was spelled like this: Eisenhower.
The road in San Antonio is spelled like this: Eisenhauer.

I had heard Eisenhauer Road was named after a dominant land owner at the eastern end of the road. I had never heard the name attributed to the former President, whose name was spelled differently.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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Lucian Adams Freeway, IH 37 from SE Loop 410 (John Connally Loop) to IH 35 North (North Pan Am), he was a soldier during WWII and received the Medal of Honor, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Raymond E. Stotzer Jr Freeway, Hwy 151 from Hwy 90 (Cleto Rodriguez Freeway) to Loop 1604 (Charles W. Anderson Loop) he was employed by the Texas Highway Department and addressed congestion and improving SA freeways.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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It was named after Dwight D. Eisenhauer who lived there before he became President.
Eisenhauer road was on San Antonio maps long before EisenHOWER the president. Eisenhauer Rd also ended at Austin Highway, the portion of today's eisenhauer rd west of Harry Wurzbach was named Klaus Rd.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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I had heard Eisenhauer Road was named after a dominant land owner at the eastern end of the road. I had never heard the name attributed to the former President, whose name was spelled differently.
I think you are correct. I checked a San Antonio street directory from the early 70's. At 4806 Eisenhauer, the owner listed was named Otto Eisenhauer. Perhaps a distant relative of the original land owner?

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Old 10-21-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Jose Lopez Freeway IH 10 East from IH 35 (South Pan Am) to Loop 1604 (Charles W. Anderson Loop) fought in WWII received the Medal of Honor. Years ago McDermott Freeway IH 10 West from IH 35 (North Pan Am) to Loop 1604 was called the Northwest Frwy. and McAllister Freeway from IH 35 (North Pan Am) to where 281 merges with San Pedro Ave. near Nakoma was the North Central Freeway I saw it on an old map of SA. Brigadier General Robert F. McDermott served in the United States Air Force and later served as Charmain and CEO of USAA and Walter W. McAllister was mayor of SA and the founder of San Antonio Savings Association (SASA) the pyramind building at San Pedro Ave. and NW Loop 410.

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