San Antonio has been called “San Antone” from at least the 1840s.
7 May 1840, Army and Navy Chronicle, “Texian Navy,” pg. 296:
January 1853, United States Review, “A Stray Yankee in Texas,” pg. 93:
When we left San Antone in such haste, I engaged a friendly Mexican to bring it along as soon as he could, upon pack mules.
31 March 1854, New York Daily Times, pg. 2:
“They give us fifty cent a pound for our butter in San Antone!”
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