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 25, 2011
Lubbockite (inhabitant of Lubbock)

"Lubbockite” is the name of an inhabitant of Lubbock, Texas. The name “Lubbockite” has been cited in print since at least 1908.


Wikipedia: Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock ( /ˈlʌbək/) is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University. At the 2010 census, Lubbock had a population of 229,573, making it the 87th most populous city in the United States and the 11th most populous city in Texas. The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which had an estimated 2009 population of 276,659.

Lubbock’s nickname is the “Hub City,” which derives from it being the economic, education, and health care hub of a multi-county region commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer.
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Demonym Lubbockite

4 September 1908, Lubbock (TX) Avalanche, pg. 3, col. 1:
J. A. Cannon was over from Block Twenty Saturday conversing freely with Lubbockites.

20 August 1909, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The State Press,” pg. 6, col. 4:
Lubbock has longed for the locomotive as the hart panteth for the water brook—and there is not a soul in Texas but will be glad when the Lubbockites can “cuss” a railroad of their own.

25 November 1909, Lubbock (TX) Avalanche, “A Much Needed Road,” pg. 3, col. 3:
The president of the Commercial Club has been in conference with prominent Lubbockites with regard to building the road and Lubbock people favor the plan submitted.

9 December 1909, Lubbock (TX) Avalanche, pg. 16, col. 3:
Lubbockites in Emma
(From the News)

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