Gil Dominguez, This Used to Be San Antonio

Gil Dominguez is a San Antonio native. He holds a B.A in journalism and worked for more thirty years as a writer, editor, and public-affairs specialist with the Department of Defense. While employed with the government he was selected to attend the Joint Course in Communication at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, completing the training as Honor Graduate—the first civilian in the first thirty years of the program to receive that distinction. His first book, They Answered the Call: Latinos in the Vietnam War, was published in 2004. A second book titled It Happened in San Antonio appeared in 2018. Gil has also taught government, English composition, and technical writing as an adjunct college instructor. He lives in San Antonio with his wife, Rosemarie.
About the Book:

Wandering along the Riverwalk or exploring one of San Antonio’s unique historic neighborhoods, any curious traveler will inevitably begin to speculate about the past. Was that always a church, a market, or a museum? Find the answers to all your musings in This Used to Be San Antonio.

From the iconic Alamo that played an indispensable role in the state’s and country’s history to a casino that was originally won in a card game, you’ll get a tour of these places paired with stories that will inform and sometimes surprise. Along the way, you’ll meet a colorful cast of characters who walked through those places in a totally different era.

Local author and journalist Gil Dominguez brings an historian’s eye and penchant for detail to this revealing look at his hometown. His fascinating descriptions will bring you a better understanding of San Antonio’s history and culture, from major historical landmarks to prominent churches and military bases, all with a nod to the San Antonians who made these places important. Be transported through three centuries of history and find out what used to be in the Alamo City.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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ISBN: 9781681063430
Availability: Special Order
Published: Reedy Press - October 1st, 2021

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