"Midlander” is the name of an inhabitant of Midland, Texas. The name “Midlander” has been cited in print since at least 1888.
Wikipedia: Midland, Texas
Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state’s western area. A small portion of the city extends into Martin County. As of 2010, the population of Midland was 111,147. It is the principal city of the Midland, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Midland County. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland–Odessa, Texas Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 266,941 as of July 1, 2009. People in Midland are called Midlanders.
Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. The city has received national recognition as the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, and the onetime home of former President George H.W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.
5 December 1888, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “News from Midland,” pg. 3, col. 2:
Midlanders are glad to know that Col. J. C. Carr, sergeant-at-arms of the last legislature, who recently moved from this town to El Paso, will be a candidate for re-election.
9 November 1924, San Antonio (TX) Express, “Essex six beat fast S. P. Train,” pg. 2C, col. 1:
While Langford was trying to explain that he must hurry on his way, that he couldn’t tarry even a moment, a stalwart Midlander, who showed clearly that he was the master of ceremonies, walked forward and stepped up on the running board of the Essex.
28 February 1929, Abilene Morning News, pg. 14, col. 4:
Midland Party to
MIDLAND, Feb. 27.—The Hoover inauguration at Washington will be attended by four Midlanders, leaving Dallas on the special Thursday.
8 June 1934, El Paso (TX) Herald-Post, pg. 3, col. 8:
CHICKENS TO ROOST
20,000 Fowls Must Be Placed on
Sticks Each Night
MIDLAND, June 9.—Teaching 20,000 chickens how to roost is the stupendous job L. E. Lassiter has on his Ector county chicken ranch near Odessa.
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