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 September 28, 2007
Arklatex (Ark-La-Tex, ArkLaTex, also Arklatexoma)

"Arklatex” (also spelled “Ark-La-Tex” and “"ArkLaTex") is a regional name composed of the state names of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Sometimes Oklahoma is added to the name, making it “Arklatexoma.”

The name dates back to the early 1900s and was popularized by a Shreveport (LA) Chamber of Commerce advertising campaign in 1932-1933.


Wikipedia: Ark-La-Tex
The Ark-La-Tex, Arklatex, or ArkLaTex is a U.S. socio-economic region where Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma intersect. Some prefer the more inclusive Arklatexoma. The region is centered on the Shreveport/Bossier metropolitan area in Northwest Louisiana, although Marshall in Northeast Texas, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and both Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas, retain a large degree of autonomy. Most of the region is located in the Piney Woods, an ecoregion of dense forest of mixed deciduous and conifer flora. The forests are periodically punctated by sloughs and bayous that are linked to larger bodies of water such as Caddo Lake or the Red River.

10 December 1901, Fort Worth (TX) Register, pg. 7:
Other charters filed this morning were as follows: The Arklatex Lumber company of Texarkana, Bowie county, capital stock $100,000.

11 June 1923, Dallas (TX) Morning News, part one, pg. 7:
TEXARKANA, Texas, June 10.—The Arklatex Oil Company, with headquarters at Texarkana, has filed articles of incorporation with the Clerk of Miller County, Arkansas.

29 September 1932, Ruston (LA) Daily Leader, pg. 1, col. 1:
S’PORT C. OF C.
TO LAUNCH AD
CAMPAIGN SOON

“The Land of Arklatex” Will
Be Theme of Publicity
Stunt By Body

“The Land of Arklatex” is to be the theme of an advertising campaign to be sponsored and financed by the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, according to an announcement by officials of that body following a meeting of more than fifty Shreveport business men on Tuesday evening of last week.

The campaign is to be built upon the idea that the interests of all the people in the Tr-state area of South Arkansas, North Louisiana and East Texas are practically identical in matters pertaining to agriculture, industry, commerce and trade, and education.

26 January 1934, Ruston (LA) Daily Leader, pg. 1, col. 2:
Acadie was part of the program presented by Margaret Hasslocher, in her Ark-La-Tex Day program at A Century of Progress, Chicago, October 16th, which was broadcast over a nation-wide network of the National Broadcasting Company, and received with wide acclaim.

15 April 1934, Dallas (TX) Morning News, section three, pg 13:
...the Ark-La-Tex Singers of Shreveport,... 

15 September 1947, Dallas (TX) Morning News, section one, pg. 10 ad:
DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE
ARK-LA-TEX
AREA

ARK-LA-TEX Serve 36,000 oil and gas wells now operating in the Ark-La-Tex (Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas) Area from its geographical center, Shreveport.

(Trademark)
Word Mark ARK-LA-TEX
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 009. US 021. G & S: Automotive Batteries. FIRST USE: 19800300. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19800500
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 01.15.02 - Electricity; Lightning; Sparks (jagged lines)
01.17.11 - Maps of States of the United States; States (map of)
Serial Number 73265977
Filing Date June 11, 1980
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition October 26, 1982
Supplemental Register Date August 12, 1982
Registration Number 1214483
Registration Date October 26, 1982
Owner (REGISTRANT) Ark-La-Tex Battery Supply Inc. CORPORATION TEXAS Tyler TEXAS 75702
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record David H. Semmes
Description of Mark The drawing is lined for the colors red and blue, but no claim is made to color.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date April 21, 1989

(Trademark)
Word Mark ARKLATEX ARCHITECTS
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES. FIRST USE: 19991101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19991101
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76271687
Filing Date June 15, 2001
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Supplemental Register Date November 1, 2001
Registration Number 2641307
Registration Date October 22, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT) WOOSLEY, JOHN DAVIS INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 1107 GRAND AVENUE TEXARKANA ARKANSAS 71854
Attorney of Record Michael A. O’Neil
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “ARCHITECTS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark ARK-LA-TEX MAGAZINE
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: (Based on Use in Commerce) General feature magazines. FIRST USE: 20070729. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20070729
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77265547
Filing Date August 27, 2007
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Brower, Debbie H. Brower, Debbie H. U. S. Citizen SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP TEXAS 200 Heather Drive Texarkana TEXAS 75501
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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