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 29, 2011
Killeenite (inhabitant of Killeen)

"Killeenite” is the name of an inhabitant of Killeen, Texas. The name “Killeenite” has been cited in print since at least 1927.


Wikipedia: Killeen, Texas
Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas, The United States. The population was 86,911 at the 2000 census. As of 2009, Killeen had 119,510 people. In 2010 Killeen’s population shot to 127,921. It is a “principal city” of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Killeen is directly adjacent to the main cantonment of Fort Hood, and as such its economy heavily depends on the post and the soldiers (and their families) stationed there.

The Portal to Texas History
9 September 1927, Bartlett (TX) Tribune and News, pg. 9, col. 2:
The discovery has been made that in 1921 former Killeenites held practically all the county offices, namely: ...

11 February 1955, Gatesville (TX) Messenger and Star-Forum, pg. 4, col. 6:
Killeenites Visit
Mrs. New and Family

by Mrs. J. H. Jeffrey
Messenger Correspondent
Mrs. D. C. Delano and children of Killeen visited Mrs. Dean New and children recently.

16 May 1958, Gatesville (TX) Messenger and Star-Forum, “Three Arrested For Hot Checking,” pg. 1, col. 1:
A Killeenite charged with giving a $27.50 hot check in Copperas Cove was handed a $31.45 fine and costs, and a Fort Hood soldier also drew a $41.45 fine and costs for passing a hot check at a Gatesville garage.

Killeen (TX) Daily Herald
Record high puts Killeenites in short sleeves
Posted On: Monday, Jan. 2 2006 12:00 AM
By Michelle Guffey
Is it summer, or is it winter?

Killeen (TX) Daily Herald
Killeenite Caballero creates an eclectic vehicle
Posted On: Sunday, May. 22 2011 09:37 PM
By Philip Jankowski
Chances are you’ve seen Jerry Caballero around Killeen if something resembling a Volkswagen Beetle and a Harley-Davidson passed you on the road and you said “What the heck was that?”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, December 29, 2011 • Permalink