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
San Angeloan (inhabitant of San Angelo)

"San Angeloan” is the name of an inhabitant of San Angelo, Texas. The name “San Angeloan” has been cited in print since at least 1887.


Wikipedia: San Angelo, Texas
San Angelo ( /sæn ˈændʒəloʊ/) is a city in the state of Texas. Located in West Central Texas it is the county seat of Tom Green County. As of 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total population of 93,200. The San Angelo metropolitan area had a population of 111,823.

San Angelo is home to Angelo State University, historic Fort Concho, and Goodfellow Air Force Base.

Some common aliases or nicknames of San Angelo include Angelo, The River City, The Concho City, The Pearl of the Conchos, and The Oasis of West Texas.

The Portal to Texas History
2 July 1887, Fort Worth (TX) Daily Gazette, “San Angelo: A Fort Worth Citizen Thinks It a Live Town Full of Live People,” pg. 4, col. 4:
This policy he regards as about the only mistake that the pushing, intelligent and generous-hearted San Angeloans are making.

The Portal to Texas History
19 February 1889, Fort Worth (TX) Daily Gazette, “The Concho Country,” pg. 4, col. 5:
SAN ANGELO, TEX., Feb. 9, 1889.
To the Gazette.
During a brief stay among the Conchos and San Angeloans your correspondent received pleasant courtesies from a number of gentlemen, and had favorable opportunites for gaining information concerning the city and the country.

24 July 1908, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The State Press,” pg. 6, col. 4:
San Angelo Standard: San Angeloite does not sound as euphonious to us as San Angeloan, and we propose to use the latter. Besides, it sounds more metropolitan, and San Angeloans are metropolitan in all things.

Why not call yourselves San Angelocoes, or San Angelogians? That is euphonious, if not metropolitan or otherwise pat.

27 January 1909, Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, TX), pg. 4, col. 4:
He has succeeded in interesting some of the Brownwood people and it is not at all unlikely that a purse will be hung up for a go between the San Angeloan and Sandow on Fiday night.

22 September 1909, Galveston (TX) Daily News, pg. 6, col. 3:
After a long and weary wait, the San Angeloans are at last permitted to ride the iron horse north without first going east.

23 March 1913, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, pt. 2, pg. 28, col. 3:
San Angeloan Takes Four Jobs
to Make the Town Spotless

SAN ANGELO, Texas, March 22.—Louis F. Heitzler, a former St. Louisan, has got a half Nelson and toe hold on the municipal jobs of this city.

San Angelo (TX) Standard-Times
San Angeloan recalls Vaclav Havel
Assisted Czech free market shift

By Trish Choate
Posted December 30, 2011 at 7:52 p.m., updated December 30, 2011 at 10:37 p.m.

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