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 24, 2011
Wacoan (inhabitant of Waco)

"Wacoan” is the name of an inhabitant of Waco, Texas. The name “Wacoan” has been cited in print since at least 1875.

An inhabitant of Waco has less frequently been called a “Wacoite” (cited in print since at least 1857).


Wikipedia: Waco, Texas
Waco (/ˈweɪkoʊ/) is a city in and the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. Situated along the Brazos River and on the I-35 corridor, halfway between Dallas and Austin, it is the economic, cultural, and academic center of the ‘Heart of Texas’ region.

The city has a 2010 population of 124,805 - an increase of almost 10 percent since the 2000 census. The Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of just McLennan County, which has a 2010 population of 234,906.

The Portal to Texas History
2 November 1875, Waco (TX) Daily Examiner, pg. 3, col. 1:
It is rumored that one of our Waco boys leads a fair Wacoan to the altar to-night.

The Portal to Texas History
6 March 1885, Waco (TX) Daily Examiner, pg. 2, col. 1:
The licks being hit on that Fort Worth & Denver extension are inaudible to Wacoans who have no microphones.

The Portal to Texas History
20 March 1885, Waco (TX) Daily Examiner, pg. 2, col. 3:
THE average Wacoan stands about as much chance of a federal appointment as does a cat in hades without her implements.

OCLC WorldCat record
Waco people ... making a difference : representative Wacoans
Author: Nancy B Barcus
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Vick Pub., ©1996.
Edition/Format:  Book : Biography : English

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