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.

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Entry from February 13, 2016
Alaska: The Last Frontier (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
last frontier n.  (a) orig. and chiefly U.S. that part of a country, region, etc., which is the last to be settled, explored, or developed; spec. (a nickname for) the state of Alaska; (b) (in extended use) the most extreme limit of something; the one thing yet to be explored or overcome.
1872 W. D. Kelley Speeches, Addr. & Lett. on Industr. & Financial Questions 153 Westward, to the last frontier, there is no village, however small, in which the free school is not open to every child.
1907 Advance 27 June 806/1 Alaska, our last frontier, where the fields are not as yet fields of golden grain, but fields of ‘grains of gold’.

OCLC WorldCat record
Alaska, the last frontier
Author: William H Allen
Publisher: [1911]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Ketchikan, on the edge of Uncle Sam’s last frontier : a city in the midst of millions of undeveloped resources.
Author: Commercial Club of Ketchikan.
Publisher: [Ketchikan] : Commercial Club of Ketchikan, [1925]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Alaska: America’s last frontier ...
Author: Alfred Powers
Publisher: [Cleveland, Ohio], [University Travel League], [©1930]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Alaska, an ever-changing panorama of gorgeous beauty unfolds before the eye of the traveler in America’s last frontier.
Author: Albert S Hardy
Publisher: [Gainesville, Ga.] Gainesville (Ga.) News [1939]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Alaska: the last frontier,
Author: Henry W Clark
Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap [©1939]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Alaska, last frontier.
Author: Barbara A Erstein Taylor
Publisher: New York, Carlton Press [1963]
Series: A Reflection book
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Alaska : the last frontier
Author: Isaac Seder
Publisher: Milwaukee : World Almanac Library, 2003.
Series: World Almanac Library of the states.
Edition/Format: Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Alaska - the last frontier. Season 1
Author: Discovery Channel (Firm),; Discovery Communications, Inc.,; Discovery Studios (Firm),; Gaiam Americas, Inc.,
Publisher: Louisville, Colorado : Gaiam Americas, Inc., 2013.
Edition/Format: DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
The Kilcher family lives on a 600-acre homestead in Alaska. For four generations, they have lived off the land in a subsistence lifestyle. With another brutal winter quickly approaching, the entire homestead struggles to stockpile enough meat to last the next eight months. They face a crisis after bears kill two of the family’s cattle, and Atz Lee is forced to pin all his hopes of surviving the winter on one last hunting trip.

(Trademark)
Word Mark ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment and educational services in the nature of television and multimedia program series featuring subjects of general human interest distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing entertainment information to others via a global computer network. FIRST USE: 20111229. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20111229
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85974749
Filing Date July 1, 2013
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition December 24, 2013
Registration Number 4494265
Registration Date March 11, 2014
Owner (REGISTRANT) Discovery Communications, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE One Discovery Place Silver Spring MARYLAND 20910
Attorney of Record Anthony V. Lupo
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “ALASKA” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
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Posted by Barry Popik
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