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 January 06, 2012
Elginite (inhabitant of Elgin)

"Elginite” is the name of an inhabitant of Elgin, Texas. The name “Elginite” has been cited in print since at least 1887.


Wikipedia: Elgin, Texas
Elgin ( /ˈɛlɡɨn/) is a city in Bastrop and Travis Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 5,700 at the 2000 census. By 2005, the population grew to an estimated 8,689. Elgin is also known as The Sausage Capital of Texas and the Brick Capital of the Southwest due to the presence of three operating brickyards in the mid-twentieth century (two of which are open to this date).

18 September 1887, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “THeHerds and the Flocks,” pg. 6, col. 6:
The Drovers’ Journal says: A dozen Elgin people are going to engage in cattle raising. They have leased of the State of Texas 40,000 acres of land and will fence it. It lies between the estate of M. W. Du Bois, an Elginite, who took a competency there and doubled it, now owning forty-two square miles of well stocked land, and the 300,000 acre pasture of a Mr. Gibbs, who is interested in the venture.

24 June 1907, Brownsville (TX) Daily Herald, pg. 4, col. 2:
Mr. John Howse, now of Brownsville, visited relatives and friends in Elgin and Manor last week. Mr. Howse was formerly an Elginite and gives a glowing description of his present home.

14 June 1922, San Antonio (TX) Express, pg. 7, col. 2:
ELGIN, Tex., June 13.—(...) Both the bride and groom are true Elginites, having been born and reared here.

25 June 1936, Brownsville (TX) Herald, pg. 5, col. 7:
Elginites Invited
To Elgin, Scotland


Elgin (TX) Courier
Walmart is coming to Elgin, set to open 2013
By Charles Wood
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 11:53 am
(...)
Holm said he realized some Elginites would be happy about Walmart’s arrival and others would be more cautious.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, January 06, 2012 • Permalink