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

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Entry from May 30, 2008
Jewel of the Corridor (San Marcos slogan)

The city of San Marcos is located in the I-35 corridor between the cities of Austin and San Antonio. San Marcos has large outlet malls, Texas State University-San Marcos, and the San Marcos River (where water tubes can be rented). The city of San Marcos has been promoted as the “Jewel of the Corridor” since at least 2005.

San Marcos is also sometimes called “San Marvelous.”


Wikipedia: San Marcos, Texas
San Marcos (de facto pronunciation /sæn ˈmɑrkəs/, less commonly /sæn ˈmɑrkoʊs/) is a city located in U.S. state of Texas, and is the Hays county seat. It is centrally located on the Interstate 35 corridor, between Austin and San Antonio.

Founded on the banks of the San Marcos River, it is considered by many archaeologists to be in the oldest continuously inhabited area in the Northern Hemisphere. San Marcos is home to Texas State University-San Marcos, and is the only known habitat for the endangered Texas Blind Salamander.

The population was 47,181 at the 2006 census. The Aquarena Springs ecological education center is located in San Marcos.

City of San Marcos, Texas
Located between the State Capitol of Austin and the Alamo City of San Antonio, the “Jewel of the Corridor” is home to Texas State University and the best outlet mall shopping in the southwest. Visit us online, then come on down!

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San Marcos, TX. (November 17, 2005) – Johnny Rockets, home of the Original hamburger, announced today the opening of its newest restaurant at the Prime Outlets in San Marcos, TX, known to Texans as the “Jewel of The Corridor” and home of the best outlet mall shopping in the state.

24 April 2006, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, pg. A1:
He thinks San Marcos should either get behind one of several city slogans now circulating, such as Jewel of the Corridor, or come up with something new.

Google Books
Destiny Road
by Shelia Nicholson
AuthorHouse
2006
Pg. 135:
San Marcos - the “Jewel of the Corridor” is home to Texas State University, and the best outlet mall shopping in the Southwest.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, May 30, 2008 • Permalink