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 February 01, 2016
South Dakota: Blizzard State (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

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28 April 1888, The Railway News, pg. 693:
This blizzard was supposed to come from what is called now the Blizzard State — Dakota.

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October 1889, Locomotive Fireman’s Magazine, pg. 929:
It was a shameful interference with the rights of a member of 82 and a citizen of the Blizzard State of the Union.

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Encyclopedia of Texas, Volume 1
By Nancy Capace
St. Clair SHores, MI: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
1999
Pg. 2:
The nickname of the Blizzard State was given to Texas undoubtedly because of the frequent wind storms that sweep over the State.

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South Dakota
By Melissa McDaniel
New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
2006
Pg. 22:
It has been called both the Sunshine State and the Blizzard State, and both names make sense. Temperatures in the state have reached as low as 58 degrees Fahrenheit below zero and as high as 120°F above.

Posted by Barry Popik
Other ExpressionsOther States • Monday, February 01, 2016 • Permalink