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 03, 2012
Harlingenite (inhabitant of Harlingen)

"Harlingenite” is the name of an inhabitant of Harlingen, Texas. The name “Harlingenite” has been cited in print since at least 1905.


Wikipedia: Harlingen, Texas
Harlingen is a city in Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The city covers more than 34 square miles (88 km2), and is the second largest city in Cameron County and the sixth largest in the Rio Grande Valley. As of the 2010 Census the city had a total population of 64,849 and grew 12.5% since the 2000 Census.

Harlingen is a principal city of the Brownsville–Harlingen metropolitan area, which is part of the larger Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville combined statistical area, included in the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan area.

4 February 1905, Brownsville (TX) Daily Herald, pg. 8, col. :
H. G. Crossou, a Harlingenite, was an incoming passenger on the 10:40 train.

The Portal to Texas History
28 July 1905, Brownsville (TX) Daily Herald, pg. 4, col. 2:
J. C. McBee and L. G. Brewer, two prominent Harlingenites, were in the city today on business.

4 February 1922, Brownsville (TX) Daily Herald, “Brownsville High Annexes Basketball Title,” pg. 3, col. 1:
Eleven points were rolled up by the locals in the first half, while the Harlingenites counted only two tallies, both on personal fouls.

30 May 1938, Brownsville (TX) Daily Herald, pg. 5, col. 2:
Harlingenites Beat
Mercedes Lions 3-2


2 June 1938, Brownsville (TX) Herald, pg. 8, col. 4:
LADIES’ TILT
ENTER FINALS
Harlingenites Battle
For Valley Title


Valley Morning Star (Rio Grande Valley, TX)
Former Harlingenite signs to play basketball
April 28, 2011 12:24 PM

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