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
Wacoite (inhabitant of Waco)

"Wacoite” is the name of an inhabitant of Waco, Texas. The name “Wacoite” has been cited in print since at least 1857.

An inhabitant of Waco has more frequently been called a “Wacoan” (cited in print since at least 1875).


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.

City Dictionary—Waco, TX
Wacoites: If you live in Waco, Texas you are a Wacoite.

The Portal to Texas History
28 July 1857, Washington (TX) American, pg. 2, col. 3:
Being fixed and immutable ourtselves, we did not care much for the speaking, but we were particularly ediied with the effort of our worthy friend HENSLEY, whom to say the least, pitched most incontinently into the camp of the Wacoites.

20 February 1868, Flake’s Bulletin (Galveston, TX), pg. 4, col. 2:
The correspondent may not have been familiar with the habitual deliberation of the Wacoites.

The Portal to Texas History
3 October 1879, Brenham (TX) Weekly Banner, pg. 2, col. 8:
E.T. Cook, a Wacoite, was hunting deer in the Tehaucana bottom; ...

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