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Old 01-20-2010, 04:54 PM
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Kiddie Park:

Brackenridge Park:

Terrell Wells Swimming Pool:

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Old 01-21-2010, 01:43 PM
Location: NE San Antonio
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Great pics! Looks like me at Kiddie Park
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:48 AM
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Back in early to mid-1950's my mother would take my sister and me to Terrell Wells Swimming Pool. I remember that out in the middle of the pool all the way across it I seem to remember swings that you could use to swing out over the water. I think it divided the deep end from the regular side. They closed the pool after the polio scare.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:12 PM
Location: South Central Texas
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We went swimming at Terrible Smells LOL! Yeah brings back memories. I think it closed before 62' maybe end of 50's. Here on the south side Melody Ranch had a great pool. Corner of Harding & Roosevelt . We also went to the small pool at Domino Ranch just 1/4 mile south of 410 on Moursund. We went to the park near the Lone Star Brewery a lot. Never thought about polio scare closing pools.

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:26 PM
Location: San Antonio
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Great photos.

The Witte has a great collection of similar photos that are on display from time to time..worth checking them out.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:24 PM
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My brother and I were strolling down memory lane this weekend. We grew up on the the Southeast side near Brooks AFB. He remembered the old Hot Wells Hotel when it was derelict but still had an operating Bar. I remember that as well. But what I remember as a child before he was born was Terrell Wells Swimming Pool. I must have been three or four and my parents took me there several times. They referred to it as Terrible Smell Swimming Pool. Even in the early 50's it was popular. But like so many places it fell victim to the Polio epidemic. I believe my father told me that the old Alamo City Pool at Brackenridge Park met the same fate.
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