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 December 29, 2011
Bryanite (inhabitant of Bryan)

"Bryanite” is the name of an inhabitant of Bryan, Texas. The name “Bryanite” has been cited in print since at least 1884.

A “Bryanite” also describes a follower of William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), especially in the 1890s and 1900s.


Wikipedia: Bryan, Texas
Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,201. It is the county seat of Brazos County and is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley (Southeast Central Texas). It shares its border with the city of College Station, which lies to its south. Together they are referred to as the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest Metropolitan area in Texas containing around 190,000 people.

The city is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three of the 10 largest cities in the United States. It is 92 miles (148 km) north-northwest of Houston, 166 miles (267 km) northeast of San Antonio and 169 miles (272 km) south of Dallas. It is 104 miles (167 km) east of Austin, the state capital of Texas. 75% of the Texas and Louisiana populations (13.1 million people) live within 3.5 driving hours of Bryan.

26 February 1884, Galveston (TX) Daily News, “Bryan,” pg. 1, col. 8:
A large number of Bryanites left yesterday and to-day to attend the carnival festivities at Galveston.

11 December 1892, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. 10, col. 4:
Died of His Injuries.
BRYAN, Tex., Dec. 10.—Mr. A. Y. Smith died at the home of Dr. Smythe in Bryan last night rom the effects of being thrown from a buggy one day last week while driving near College. Mr. Smith was once a Bryanite, but more recently a citizen of Reagan, Falls county.

20 October 1929, Port Arthur (TX) News, “Yellow Jackets acing Week of Hard Work” by “Shep” Sheppard, pg. 9, col. 8:
But the Bryan game is history now. The Jackets at least drove to a 15 to 0 win which, at that, makes them look stronger than the Royal Purple of Beaumont who allowed the Bryanites to make two touchdowns in a game in Beaumont a week ago in which the Beaumonters were victorious by a 33 to 12 count.

22 August 1944, Corsicana (TX) Daily Sun, “Sport Notes” by Paul Moore, pg. 7, col. 5:
This Fall a round robin schedule will be carried out and the Bryanites figure that Waxahachie, Temple, Waco and possibly other teams will outlast their representatives.

Bryan-College Station (TX) Eagle
Updated July 17, 2003 0:07 AM
Bryanites embrace tentative zoning plan
By ETHAN BUTTERFIELD
Eagle Staff Writer
Bryan residents had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the city’s proposed new zoning plan for South College Avenue during a two-hour public meeting Tuesday night.

Bryan-College Station (TX) Eagle
Updated 4:43 AM on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Bryanites warned on burglaries
Eagle Staff Report
Bryan police are urging residents to protect their homes from burglars when leaving for vacation or even a quick trip to the grocery store.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, December 29, 2011 • Permalink