A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 25, 2011
Fort Worthian (inhabitant of Fort Worth)

"Fort Worthian” is the name of an inhabitant of Fort Worth, Texas. The name “Fort Worthian” has been cited in print since at least 1882.

An inhabitant of Fort Worth has also been called a “Fort Worther” (cited in print since at least 1886).


Wikipedia: Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States of America and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. Located in North Central Texas, just southeast of the Texas Panhandle, the city is a cultural gateway into the American West and covers nearly 300 square miles (780 km2) in Tarrant, Parker, Denton, and Wise counties, serving as the seat for Tarrant County. According to the 2010 Census, Fort Worth had a population of 741,206. It has been estimated that by 2030 it will have 1,211,665 residents. The city is the second most populous in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area.

The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Today Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.
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Demonym Fort Worthians

15 June 1882, Galveston (TX) Daily News, “Fot Worth,” pg. 1, col. 8:
About twenty vehicles were furnished by prominent Fort Worthians at 5 p. m., and the guests, accompanied by a few citizens, formed a procession and visited the sights of the city.

28 April 1883, Freeport (IL) Daily Bulletin, “Successful Bluff,” pg. 3, col. 2:
The blood curdled in the vein of every Fort Worthian present.

31 August 1883, Galveston (TX) Daily News, “From Fort Worth,” pg. 1, col. 7:
A number of Fort Worthians are trying to get Slade and Mitchell to have their slugging martch in or near this city.

Google Books
Garner’s Modern American Usage
By Bryan A. Garner
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
2009
Pg. 238:
Fort Worth...Fort Worthian, Fort Worther

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