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 February 13, 2016
Kansas: Sunflower State (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
Sunflower State n. U.S. a nickname for Kansas.
1888 Harper’s Mag. June 39/1 Her citizens affectionately speak of Kansas as the ‘Sunflower State’.
1904 Minneapolis Times 7 June 6 The floods in Kansas are subsiding. There was danger for a time that the Sunflower state would grow a crop of pond lilies.

OCLC WorldCat record
The Sunflower state.
Publisher: Baxter Springs, Kan. : H.M. Douglas, 1893.
Edition/Format: Newspaper : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Sunflower state almanac: 1894.
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York, Lynn Manufacturing Co., ©1893.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Kansas, the sunflower state : Harper County, heart of the great winter wheat belt of South central Kansas
Author: Theo B Marsh
Publisher: [Anthony, Kan.] : [Theo. B. Marsh], [1904?]
Edition/Format: Print book : English : 2nd ed

OCLC WorldCat record
Sunflower, state flower of Kansas
Publisher: Denver, Colo. : Williamson-Haffner Co., ©1908.
Edition/Format: Image : Picture : Artwork reproduction : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Kansas, a guide to the Sunflower state,
Author: Harold C Evans; Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas.
Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1939.
Series: American guide series.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Kansas : the Sunflower State
Author: Scott Ingram
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, 2002.
Series: World Almanac Library of the states.
Edition/Format: Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English

Posted by Barry Popik
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