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 March 05, 2007
Harvard on the Neches (Lamar University nickname)

Lamar University in Beaumont is on the Neches River. An unofficial Lamar nickname is “Harvard on the Neches.”


Wikipedia: Lamar University
Lamar University is a four-year university located in Beaumont, Texas, and a member of the Texas State University System. As of February, 2005, the university had an enrollment of 9,831 students, a record for the spring semester.

Wikipedia: Neches River
The Neches River (pronounced “NAI ches") flows for 416 miles through east Texas to its mouth on Sabine Lake near the Rainbow Bridge. Two major reservoirs, Lake Palestine and Lake B. A. Steinhagen are located on the Neches. Several cities are located along the Neches River Basin, including Tyler, Lufkin, Silsbee, Beaumont, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves, and Port Arthur.

From Lake B.A. Steinhagen down to Beaumont, the Neches River flows through the 97,000-acre Big Thicket National Preserve. This important ecosphere preserves the area where several eco-systems converge—an event that harkens back to the last Ice age. The Big Thicket Visitor Center is off U.S. Highway 69 several miles north of Kountze. 

Mark (myspace)
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Back to school
Current mood:  productive

Well, classes are underway and your boy has re-entered his mind into the scholarly studies at the prestigious Harvard on the Neches we know as Lamar University.

Lamar News & Events
“When I graduated from Harvard on the Neches (Lamar) in 1975, I was putting my accounting degree to good use writing payroll checks out of our pickup truck,” Dick, who is president of the company, said.

Class of 1998
I graduated from Harvard on the Neches, I mean Lamar, with a degree in Management of Information Systems (MIS). 

Class of 2002
I graduated Lamar Pt. Arthur a.k.a.Harvard on the Neches August of ‘ 04 with a certificate in cosmetology and I am curently working at Strands on Nall in Pt. Neches. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, March 05, 2007 • Permalink