On the South Side of San Antonio sits Stinson Municipal Airport. You may have heard of it, but you probably haven’t heard the story of Katherine Stinson. Like Davy Crockett, Theodore Roosevelt, and Manu Ginobili, she is part of a long line of fascinating characters who have passed through San Antonio and helped make it the place that it is today.

Brantley Hightower is an architect at HiWorks. He also teaches at San Antonio College and is the interim editor of Texas Architect magazine.