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 24, 2011
Galvestonian (inhabitant of Galveston)

"Galvestonian” is the name of an inhabitant of Galveston, Texas. The name “Galvestonian” has been cited in print since at least 1839, when a newspaper called The Galvestonian was published.


Wikipedia: Galveston, Texas
Galveston ( /ˈɡælvɨstən/) is a coastal city located on Galveston Island in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 U.S. Census[update], the city had a total population of 47,743 within an area of 208 square miles (540 km2). Located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the city is the seat and second-largest city of Galveston County in population.

Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez, Galveston’s first European settlements on the island were constructed around 1816. The Port of Galveston was established in 1825 by the Congress of Mexico following its successful revolution from Spain. The city served as the main port for the Texas Navy during the Texas Revolution and later served as the capital of the Republic of Texas.

During the 19th century, Galveston became a major U.S. commercial center and one of the largest ports in the United States. Galveston is known for the hurricane that devastated the city in 1900. The natural disaster that followed still counts as the deadliest in American history.

Much of Galveston’s modern economy is centered in the tourism, health care, shipping and financial industries. The 84-acre (340,000 m2) University of Texas Medical Branch campus with an enrollment of more than 2,500 students is a major economic force of the city. Galveston is home to six historic districts containing one of the largest and historically significant collections of nineteenth-century buildings with over 60 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Demonym Galvestonian

Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Gal·ves·ton geographical name \ˈgal-vəs-tən\
Definition of GALVESTON
city SE Texas on Galveston Island (30 miles or 48 kilometers long) at entrance to Galveston Bay (inlet of Gulf of Mexico) pop 57,247
Gal·ves·to·nian \ˌgal-və-ˈstō-nē-ən, -nyən\ noun

OCLC WorldCat record
The Galvestonian.
Publisher: Galveston [Tex.] : John Gladwin, 1839-
Edition/Format:  Newspaper : English

The Portal to Texas History
27 March 1839, The Galvestonian (Galveston,TX), pg. 1, col. 1:
BAD READING.—A poor fellow who begged one of the Galvestonians, fastened his eye on our stump nomination for State Printer, and began spelling thus: “Mo-dest—Modest.—The Galvestonian wished to be considered a candidate before the next Congress for States Prison.” Thank Heaven it is no worse.

The Portal to Texas History
12 June 1839, Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, TX), pg. 3, col. 2:
The following is an extract from a letter to the editor of the Galvestonian, relative to Galveston Bay: ...

OCLC WorldCat record
Galvestonians and military reconstruction, 1865-1867
Author: Stephen Franklin Shannon
Publisher: 1975.
Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--Rice University, 1975.
Edition/Format:  Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript Archival Material : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Black Galvestonians : a project of Galveston Historical Foundation.
Author: Galveston Historical Foundation.
Publisher: [Galveston, Tex. : Galveston Historical Foundation, 1995?]
Edition/Format:  Book : Biography : English

OCLC WorldCat recod
The house of honored men : a story of three prominent Galvestonians, the city they called home, and the Bishop’s Palace
Author: Tom Hunter; Nicholas Joseph Clayton
Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Texas Guides, ©1998.
Edition/Format:  Book : English

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