This month in Gonzales history



  • Feb. 3, the City Cemetery has been cleaned and all the walkways cleared. The east fence was repaired. The idea of having all the hedges cut down met with approval, as an unobstructed view of the entire cemetery would be a great improvement.
  • Feb. 3, Gonzales will have a “jitney” (taxi) service at a nickel or dime for a ride.
  • Feb. 5, the Guadalupe Sanitarium is now open and has two patients.
  • Feb. 13, Michelson Brothers purchased the Gonzales Bottling Works previously owned by Emil Schleyer.
  • Feb. 17, the Inquirer states, “After you have done something to make your town proud of you, perhaps you will feel proud of your town”.
  • Feb. 18, a skating rink will open this evening in the upstairs portion of the Odd Fellows building, opposite Kleine Brothers.
  • Feb. 23, H&M Millinery Store was showing wares in their recently renovated quarters


  • Feb. 9, two large buffalo skulls were dug up at the dam site.


  • Feb. 3, new bus line started; Gonzales to San Antonio, left at 2 p.m.


  • Feb. 17, Catholic Daughters of America organized


  • Feb. 1, Kleine Opera House, called the oldest mercantile business in Texas was sold to Iley and sons who will use it for a poultry plant. The Kleine Mercantile/Furniture business had been owned by the Kleines since 1853 and was sold by Mrs. Walter Kleine. The building was erected in 1877 and had been in the possession of the family since that time.


  • Feb. 5, 25% of North Avenue students are absent from school because of measles or flu.


  • During this entire year the Inquirer includes an entire section on the poultry industry
  • Feb. 5, ground has been broken for Dr. David Shelby’s new clinic in the 300 block of St. Peter.


  • Feb. 16, Major Audie Murphy came to Gonzales as a stop on his National Guard Inspection Tour


  • Feb. 4, O.E. Monroe found a medal on his farm about five miles north of town on the Luling highway. It was found at a depth of about seven feet. It was a solid tin and in excellent condition. The mystery of how a memento of the treaty between France and Spain, signed on November 7, 1659, wound up on a farm in Gonzales County is a matter of great interest.


  • Feb. 6, school will be dismissed tomorrow (Friday) so that students may observe the Sesquicentennial Wagon Train which will pass through Gonzales. It began in Sulphur Springs on January 2 and will end July 3 in Fort Worth. The route is circuitous, passing through Austin and El Paso.