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 August 19, 2007
Texoma (Texas + Oklahoma)

Texoma is a blend of the names “Texas” and “Oklahoma.” Lake Texoma was formed in 1944, but trademarks for the name “Texoma” have been recorded from 1909.


Lake Texoma
This 89,000 acre lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma. It is widely recognized as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. Lake Texoma was built by the Corps of Engineers in the 1940’s, and was stocked with black bass and crappie along with the native white bass in the Red and Washita Rivers.

The lake area includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, fifty four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, twenty-six resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses. Power boating, power sailing, personal watercraft, water skiers and wind surfers all consider the lake an excellent place to have fun. Lake Texoma has become a huge sailing center based on the lake’s size, depth and miles of sailing shoreline.

Wikipedia: Lake Texoma
Lake Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, the 12th largest[1] Corps of Engineers lake, and the largest in Tulsa District of the USCAE. Formed by Denison Dam in 1944[2] (sometimes also called Lake Texoma Dam), its surface spreads over 89,000 acres (360 kmĀ²) at the confluence of the Red and Washita Rivers, straddling the Texas-Oklahoma border. Normal water elevation varies from 615 to 619 ft (187 to 189 m) depending on the time of year. The lake has crested the dam’s spillway at a height of 640 ft (195.07 m) three times: once in 1957, again in 1990, and most recently on July 7, 2007.[3]
Popularity
Lake Texoma is the second most popular lake in the United States in terms of annual visitors, with 6 million visitors a year[1]. This is largely attributed to its sheer size, which allows sports such as windsurfing and sailing, as well as its proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, about a hour’s drive south of the lake. Notable cities surrounding the lake in Texas are Denison, Sherman and Gainesville. In Oklahoma, notable cities are Durant and Ardmore. The Lake Texoma area, known simply as Texoma or Texomaland to locals, is experiencing a rapid period of economic growth due to its large number of tourists. 

Treasury Dept., Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
SUMMARY: This Treasury decision establishes the Texoma viticultural area in north-central Texas, in Montague, Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin Counties. The proposed area covers approximately 3,650 square miles on the south side of Lake Texoma and the Red River, along the Texas-Oklahoma Stateline. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 6, 2006.
(...)
Name Evidence
The name “Texoma’’ originates with Lake Texoma, a large man-made lake on the Texas-Oklahoma Stateline. People have referred to the region within the proposed viticultural area as “Texoma’’ for over 60 years, roughly since the completion of Lake Texoma in 1938. The petition provided numerous examples of the use of the name “Texoma’’ by businesses and governments serving the four-county (Montague, Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin) region, including the Texoma Regional Health Care System, the Texoma Association of Realtors, and the Texoma Council of Governments.

In addition, an Internet search of the word “Texoma’’ returned several thousand website listings, with references to Montague, Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin Counties in Texas, as well as the region of south-central Oklahoma bordering Lake Texoma.

Boundary Evidence
The proposed Texoma viticultural area boundary line corresponds to the Texoma region of north-central Texas. The Red River, Lake Texoma, and the Texas-Oklahoma Stateline form the proposed area’s northern boundary. The ridge between the Red River drainage basin and the Trinity River drainage basin forms the southern boundary of the proposed area. The Montague County line forms most of the proposed area’s western boundary, while the Fannin County line forms most of its eastern boundary.

13 September 1944, Dallas Morning News, section 1, pg. 16:
Lake Texoma Name Given Reservoir
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. The lake formed by impounding the waters of Red River above the Denison Dam is to be known officially as Lake Texoma by act of the Senate. The name, compounded from the names of the states of Texas and Oklahoma, is to proclaim the fact that the lake lies in both states. The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent Tuesday.

(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXOMA
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 028. US 022. G & S: FISHING TACKLE-NAMELY, FISH HOOKS, SINKERS, FISHING LINES, REELS, TACKLE BOXES, FISH STRINGERS, FISHING POLES, ARTIFICIAL FISH BAITS, LEADERS, CASTING RODS AND MINNOW SEINES, AND SLEEPING BAGS OF THE MATTRESS TYPE. FIRST USE: 19090800. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19090800
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.05.01 - Triangles as borders or carriers
26.17.13 - Letters or words underlined and/or overlined by one or more strokes or lines; Overlined words or letters; Underlined words or letters
Serial Number 71504793
Filing Date June 28, 1946
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0433200
Registration Date September 30, 1947
Owner (REGISTRANT) ROBERTS, SANFORD & TAYLOR CO. CORPORATION TEXAS 110-124 NORTH WALNUT STREET SHERMAN TEXAS
(LAST LISTED OWNER) ROBERTS, SANFORD & TAYLOR CO. TEXAS. SHERMAN, TEX.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 12C. SECT 15.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 19670930
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXOMA
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 008. US 023. G & S: POCKET, TABLE, DRAWING, AND BUTCHER KNIVES, AGRICULTURAL FORKS, RAKES, SHOVELS, SPADES, SCOOPS, POST-HOLE DRIVERS, GARDEN PLOWS, GRASS CUTTERS, SCISSORS, SHEARS, HAMMERS, HATCHETS, FILES, SAWS, AXES, AND HANDLES, ADZES, PLANES, CHISELS, BRACES AND AUGER BITS, SCREW DRIVERS, DRILLS, PUNCHES, NAIL SETS, SAW CLAMPS, SAW BLADES, LAWN MOWERS, AND WRENCHES. FIRST USE: 19090801. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19090801
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Serial Number 71045750
Filing Date November 8, 1909
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0079007
Registration Date July 26, 1910
Owner (REGISTRANT) ROBERTS, SANFORD & TAYLOR COMPANY CORPORATION TEXAS 112-114 EAST HOUSTON STREET SHERMAN TEXAS
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 12C. SECT 15.
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 19700726
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXOMA
Goods and Services IC 007. US 023. G & S: MACHINERY, SPECIFICALLY MOBILE EARTH BORING MACHINES. FIRST USE: 19601205. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19601205
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 73003469
Filing Date October 12, 1973
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0996057
Registration Date October 22, 1974
Owner (REGISTRANT) REED TOOL COMPANY CORPORATION TEXAS P.O. BOX 998 SHERMAN TEXAS 750910998
(LAST LISTED OWNER) TEREX CORPORATION CORPORATION DELAWARE 500 POST ROAD EAST SUITE 320 WESTPORT CONNECTICUT 06880
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record JO M. FAIRBAIRN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20040223.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20040223
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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