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 January 01, 2012
Lulingite (inhabitant of Luling)

"Lulingite” is the name of an inhabitant of Luling, Texas. The name “Lulingite” has been cited in print since at least 1898.


Wikipedia: Luling, Texas
Luling is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States, along the San Marcos River. The population was 5,080 at the 2000 census. There is some debate as to how Luling got its name. Some say it was named for a Chinese railroad worker, others for a judge named Luling, or that it was the maiden name of a railroad builder’s wife. It is part of the Greater Austin area.

18 September 1898, Galveston (TX) Daily News, pg. 3, col. 3:
Mexicans at Luling Celebrate.
Luling, Caldwell Co., Tex. Sept. 17.
(...)
Several hundred Lulingites were on the grounds as lookers on, as this was the first celebration of the kind ever witnessed in this section.

15 October 1898, Galveston (TX) Daily News, pg. 6, col. 5:
Excursion to Lockhart.
Luling, Caldwell Co., Tex., Oct. 14.—S. M. Nixon, chairman of the democratic executive committee of Caldwell county, deserves great credit for arranging an excursion to Lockhart last night over the Aransas Pass road whereby more than one hundred Lulingites were enabled to hear the speech of Hon. J. W. Bailey and return home before midnight.

23 August 1964, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “40,000 Guests Attended Religious Oilman’s Picnic” by Frank X. Tolbert, sec. 1, pg. 18, col. 7:
He ended his days in Luling. This giant bachelor (it was said that an unfortunate love affair in his youth caused him to remain single) could have had the best house in town for a gift from the grateful Lulingites.

12 October 1995, Lockhart (TX) Post-Register, “NIOLA celebrates 10th anniversary,” pg. 6B, col. 4:
So, gather up the kids, pack up the car, and join Lulingites who are raising money for several worthwhile projects.

25 June 2005, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Slice of small-town life, Watermelon festival is a sweet summer treat,” pg. A1:
Some Lulingites wonder about the consequences if seeded melons become extinct.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, January 01, 2012 • Permalink