A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 26, 2011
Lufkinite (inhabitant of Lufkin)

"Lufkinite” is the name of an inhabitant of Lufkin, Texas. The name “Lufkinite” has been cited in print since at least 1907.

Wikipedia: Lufkin, Texas
Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. Founded in 1882, the population was 35,067 in 2010. It is the county seat of Angelina County, and is situated in Deep East Texas.

12 May 1907, Galveston (TX) Daily News, pg. 25, col. 4:
Clarence McMullen of Douglas, Ariz., and former Lufkinite is in the city visiting his parents.

The Portal to Texas History
11 July 1912, Crockett (TX) Courier, pg. 4, col. 2:
Push that East Texas railroad on to Crockett. Wake, you Lufkinites and Crockettites, and help us boost this good movement.

The Portal to Texas History
15 October 1932, The J-TAC (Stephensville, TX), pg. 3, col. 2:
“Fishes” Putrell and Moore, Lufkinites, both think the Military Drive is a new feature of the Ford V-8.

10 December 1936, Kerrville (TX) Daily Times, “Quarter-Final Contest Will Be Played at Waco,” sec. 2, pg. 1, col. 8:
Last week the Lufkinites entered the bi-district scrap at Longview very much the under-dog, with the experts debating only over the difference by which they would suffer defeat at the hands of the Loboes.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, December 26, 2011 • Permalink