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 26, 2011
San Marcan (inhabitant of San Marcos)

"San Marcan” is the name of an inhabitant of San Marcos, Texas. The name “San Marcan” has been cited in print since at least 1911.


Wikipedia: San Marcos, Texas
San Marcos is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, and is the seat of Hays County. Located within the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos metropolitan area, the city is located on the Interstate 35 corridor—between Austin and San Antonio.

Founded on the banks of the San Marcos River, the area is considered to be among the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Northern Hemisphere. San Marcos is home to Texas State University–San Marcos, and the Aquarena Center. The population was 50,371 in 2008. San Marcos was listed in the 2010 Business Week‘s fourth annual survey of the “Best Places to Raise your Kids.”

5 December 1911, San Antonio (TX) Express, “San Antonians clinch title victory in San Marcos, 19 to 0,” pg. 10, col. 1:
The San Marcans went down, scrapping to the last, but conclusively defeated.

1 March 1938, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The State Press,” sec. 2, pg. 6, col. 3:
Sna Marcos News: (...) The letter writer explained that his father had died recently, leaving a will in which there were instructions that a bill owed the San Marcan’s father be paid.

20 September 1940, San Antonio (TX) Express, pg. 8, col. 6:
San Marcan’s
Funeral Held

SAN MARCOS, Sept. 19.—Services were held Tuesday for Thomas Gerald Wray, 40, at the home of his wife’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. S. D. McGaughy, with Rev. J. N. Phillips officiating.

The Portal to Texas History
17 December 1952, Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, TX), pg. 3, col. 3:l,,
The San Marcans got off to a quick start and were never behind after the opening minutes of the first period. Southwest Texas State led 26 to 17 at the initial quarter and 41 to 31 at haltime.

The Portal to Texas History
18 December 1952, War Whoop (Abilene, TX), “Redskin Cagers Meet SWTS in San Marcos,” pg. 7, col. 1:
The San Marcans took consolation honors in the Kansas CIty tourney when they defeated University of Portland in their season’s concluder.

San Marcos (TX) Daily Record
San Marcans pitch in to help those hit hard by wildfires
By Jeff Walker
Features Editor
Sun Sep 11, 2011, 06:37 AM CDT
When San Marcos CISD board member Margie Villalpando checked her email Tuesday evening, the nearby Bastrop wildfire tragedy suddenly hit home.

Posted by Barry Popik
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