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 27, 2011
Planoite (inhabitant of Plano)

"Planoite” is the name of an inhabitant of Plano, Texas. The name “Planoite” has been cited in print since at least 1895.


Wikipedia: Plano, Texas
Plano ( /ˈpleɪnoʊ/) is a city in the state of Texas, located mostly within Collin County. The city’s population was 259,841 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Texas (Corpus Christi is ranked at #8 and Laredo is ranked at #10) and the 71st most populous city in the United States. Plano is located within the metropolitan area commonly referred to as the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The city is home to many corporate headquarters: Alliance Data, Cinemark Theatres, Dell Services, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, Frito-Lay, HP Enterprise Services, Huawei, J. C. Penney, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center, and Siemens PLM Software.

In 2005, Plano was designated the best place to live in the Western United States by CNN Money magazine. In 2006, Plano was selected as the 11th best place to live in the United States by CNN Money magazine. Plano schools consistently score among the highest in the nation. It has been rated as the wealthiest city in the United States by CNN Money with a poverty rate of less than 6.4%. In 2008, Forbes.com selected Plano, University Park, and Highland Park as the three “Top Suburbs To Live Well” of Dallas. The United States Census Bureau declared Plano the wealthiest city of 2008 by comparing the median household income for all U.S. cities whose populations were greater than 250,000. The annual Plano Balloon Festival and the Plano International Festival are two of the city’s premiere cultural and entertainment events. In October 2010, Forbes magazine named Plano the safest city to live in America with a population greater than 250,000.

The Portal to Texas History
1 November 1895, The Democrat (McKinney, TX), pg. 3, col. 1:
The following Planoites were ar the county capital this week: Shelton Aldridge, Tom Mc Ilvain, Tom Roe and Jim Barron.

The Portal to Texas History
27 January 1898, The Democrat (McKinney, TX), pg. 3, col. 2:
Messrs. Frank Reedy and Wallace Hughston were among the Planoites who witnessed the Forbes-Plemmon’s nuptials here, Sunday.

23 April 1959, Richardson (TX) Echo, “Neighbors To The North Have Week Celebration,” pg. 1, col. 3:
Last Sunday an old-fashioned basket lunch by Planoites was enjoyed ater worship services at the churches ollowed by a band concert by the Plano High Wildcat Band, directedby Emmitt Clem.

20 September 1981, Syracuse (NY) Herald-American, “Going South” by Pat Remick (UPI), pg. D1, col. 3:
The answer: Plano is located in the so-called belt buckle of the Sun Belt—wealthy, flamboyant and opportunistic Texas. And Plano is only a few miles north of Dallas—which some call a “city without limits.”

“Finding a Texan is hard enough,” says Richard Wells, 22 and a member of one of the city’s oldest families, still running the Wells Brothers Farm Store, “but finding a native Planoite is almost impossible.”

Dallas (TX) Morning News—Plano Blog
Planoites taking in the new Cowboys Stadium?
By Theodore Kim / Reporter

1:00 AM on Mon., Sep. 21, 2009
The Dallas Cowboys made their regular season debut in the new Cowboys Stadium tonight. We want Planoites to share their stories (More than 105,000 were in attendance, so we’re sure some of you were out there).

Posted by Barry Popik
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