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

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Entry from December 30, 2011
Uvaldean (inhabitant of Uvalde)

“Uvaldean” is the name of an inhabitant of Uvalde, Texas. The name “Uvaldean” has been cited in print since at least 1913.
Wikipedia: Uvalde, Texas
Uvalde is a city in and the county seat of Uvalde County, Texas, United States. The population was 14,929 at the 2000 census.
Uvalde was founded by Reading Wood Black in 1853 as the town of Encina. In 1856, when the county was organized, the town was renamed Uvalde for Spanish governor Juan de Ugalde and was chosen as county seat. It is usually considered the southern limit of the Texas Hill Country or the most northerly part of South Texas. The town has the only known bottler of cactus juice.
Uvalde was the home of John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner, former Speaker of the House and Vice President of the United States. Actor Matthew McConaughey, actress Dale Evans, activist Katherine Gabrielle and former Governor of Texas Dolph Briscoe (for whom the post office is named), were born in Uvalde. The city is also home to the Grammy Award winning Tejano/Norteño group Los Palominos.
15 February 1913, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The State Press,” pg. 10, col. 5:
We do not mean to say that Uvalde paters as a class avoid their homes. The Uvaldeans are doubtless about like other men.
15 December 1929, San Antonio (TX) Express, “Cattle Raisers Meet at Uvalde,” pg. 15, cols. 4-5:
Dolph Briscoe of Uvalde was named as a member of the executive committee to fill a vacancy, being the first Uvaldean to be so honored in the history of the Association.
9 October 1930, Kerrville (TX) Mountain Sun, “Texas and Texans” by Will H. Mayes, pg. 6, col. 4:
If Uvalde had a few small factories Uvaldeans could just about live at home, and there are hundreds of other Texas towns of which the same thing could as well be said.
30 June 1938, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “West Texas Wool. Mohair Sales Gain,” sec. 1, pg. 11, col. 4:
The long-dormant mohair market again took heart with the sale of 500,000 pounds by Horner’s warehouse at Uvalde at 26c for the grown hair and 40c for the kid, slightly better than the average at which Dolph Briscoe, Jake Schwartz, Frank Kincaid and other Uvaldeans bought up 1,000,000 pounds and stored it in a warehouse at Houston late in the spring.
Google Books
King Fisher:
His life and times

By O. C. Fisher and Jefferson Chenowth Dykes
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press
Pg. 146:
The Uvaldeans began by saying they did not care to discuss the early life of King Fisher but would speak of him as they had known him in their county during the two and one-half years he had lived there.
Google Books
Cactus Jack
By O. C. Fisher
Waco, TX: Texian Press
Pg. 16:
In due time the Uvaldean became recognized as an unofficial spokesman for ranching and livestock growers.
La Voz online
Uvaldean’s 3rd book a knockout
February 6, 2009 in Features
KYLE – Uvalde native Bowie V. Ibarra’s third book, “Pit Fighters: Baptism by Fire” is breaking new ground in sports fiction.
A book-signing event by the Uvalde author with a live wrestling presentation is scheduled for Feb. 14 from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at El Progreso Memorial Library.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Friday, December 30, 2011 • Permalink

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