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the civilization of the earlier centuries of Am\lerica with
the civilization of the present progressive age. lie doesn't
know that San A ntonio, alone of all American cities, is a
fair representation of Spain, Egypt, Mexico and America. It
is at once a Cairo, a Mexico, and a miniature St. louis. It will
tNi a li, IlleI 'Ic arlv tllhal ally other city oin this continent, the diversion that takes one's
mind frull one's infir cities, and that will play a good part in the fight against disease,
destruction and death. It will give himi that out-o f-door life which will furnisl him with
mental occupiati on, and that fatal leisure for introspection, for self-analysis, and the con stant
watching of one's disease, so Iharmhful and so coinon to invalids, will certainly yield to a
brisk life of externals, a life of outer interest and diversified amusements.
Round about San Antonio de Bexar such diversity of amusement is found, such interest
culminates. There are boulevards for equestrians and cyclists, queer old streets with many a
dodge and turn for the pedestrians, curios and bric-a-brac for the connoisseurs, the vagrant
flavor of the mescal A/c _-ic-ana and the vehement sparkle of the vic 'r, Boheme for the nomad,
memories of mission work and the battlefield for the historian, flowers and songs of birds and
glorious sunshine for all. Slipping the leash of the town, the low-lying prairies and mesquite
covered hills discover abundant resources for the hunter; the rivers teem with fish for the
angler, and far and near the rancheros' homes stretch in sweeping invitation to embrace their
life of the saddle and tlhe steer, with its fresh-air opportunities.
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Fisher, C. E. Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases, book, 1895; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143545/m1/27/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.