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By the Numbers: San Antonio, Texas


REMEMBER THE ALAMO! San Antonio may be best-known as the site of a bloody battle during the Texas Revolution. The loss at the Alamo Mission became a rallying cry that helped Texas win its independence from Mexico. 

Each year, more than 30 million people visit the Alamo Mission. But there’s more to the state’s third-largest city than its top tourist attraction! 

Founded in 1718 by Spanish explorers, San Antonio turns 300 this year. Dozens of events and programs are helping residents and visitors celebrate its tricentennial. The events range from the Tree-Centennial, a plan to plant 300 trees at the city’s colleges and universities, to a special exhibition on the history of San Antonio at the Witte Museum.

Read on to learn some more facts about San Antonio. Then plug in the numbers to solve the equation below and reveal a final fact.

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