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 27, 2011
Eagle Passan (inhabitant of Eagle Pass)

"Eagle Passan” is the name of an inhabitant of Eagle Pass, Texas. The name “Eagle Passan” has been cited in print since at least 1951.


Wikipedia: Eagle Pass, Texas
Eagle Pass is a city in and the county seat of Maverick County The population was 27,183 as of the 2010 census.

Eagle Pass borders the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, which is to the southwest and across the Rio Grande. The Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras Metropolitan Area (EG-PN) is one of six bi-national metropolitan areas along the United States-Mexican border. As of January 2008 (United States Census, 2008), the Eagle Pass Metropolitan Area’s population is 48,401 people, and the Piedras Negras Metropolitan Area’s population is 169,771.

25 February 1951, San Antonio (TX) Light, “Eagle Pass Blends Old Mexico With Modern U.S.A.” by Carolyn Mangham, pg. 11E, col. 1:
Wetrick’s arm and ranch produce most of the milk sold by his creamery to Eagle Passans.

25 October 1966, San Antonio (TX) Light, “Texas Trails: Creek by Any Name Seldom Flows” by Hart Stilwell, pg. 13, col. 6:
Hondo people call themselves Hondoans...Eagle Pass people are Eagle Passans.

4 April 1976, Del Rio (TX) News-Herald, pg. 1C, col. 1:
U.S. Appeals Dismissal
Of Harper-Hagler Case

(Reprinted from Eagle Pass News-Guide)
EAGLE PASS—The United States government has appealed a 1974 dismissal of smuggling conspiracy charges against Eagle Passans Richmond C. Harper and Marion M. “Sandy” Hagler, Francisco “Paco” Flores of Piedras Negras, and four other men including one reputedly with Mafia connections.

Eagle Pass (TX) Business Journal
Santa Claus Delivered Toys, Gifts & Joy to Eagle Passans
December 26th, 2011 filed under News

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