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 31, 2011
Waxahachian (inhabitant of Waxahachie)

"Waxahachian” is the name of an inhabitant of Waxahachie, Texas. The name “Waxahachian” has been cited in print since at least 1887.


Wikipedia: Waxahachie, Texas
Waxahachie (pronounced /ˌwɒksəˈhætʃi/) is a city in Ellis County, Texas, United States, and a southern suburb of Dallas. The population was 29,621 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ellis County.

Waxahachie was the birthplace of Tom Blasingame, considered the oldest cowboy in the history of the American West, R&B singer Tevin Campbell, Bill Ham (manager for ZZ Top), and Byron Nelson, a professional golf legend. It was said that Edward (Chief Wahoo) McDaniel was from Waxahachie, but he was born in Bernice, Oklahoma.

In 1988 the area around Waxahachie was chosen as the site for the Superconducting Super Collider, which was to be the world’s largest and most energetic particle accelerator, with a planned ring circumference of 87.1 kilometers (54.1 mi). Seventeen shafts were sunk and 23.5 km (14.6 mi) of tunnel were bored before the project was cancelled by Congress in 1993.

The town is also the namesake of the former United States Naval ship USS Waxahachie (YTB-814).

The Portal to Texas History
14 June 1887, Fort Worth (TX) Daily Gazette, pg. 2, col. 4:
Breakfasts on the Gazette.
Waxahachie Enterprise.
Waxahachians now breakfast oon the Fort Worth GAZETTE.

11 December 1891, Bradford (PA) Era, pg. 1, col. 4:
DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 10.—The “green goods” men, finding suckers short, started out to hunt for them a few days ago and bagged five at Waxahachie.
(...)
He has not come back, and the Waxahachians are out $500.

7 September 1930, Dallas (TX) Morning News, Sports, pg. 5, col. 5:
South Ervay Nine to
Tackle Waxahachians


Google Books
Waxahachie:
Where cotton reigned king

By Kelly McMichael Stott
Charleston, SC: Arcadia
2002
Pg. 131:
Although there were few Waxahachians who did not feel the impact of the Great Depression, the city’s citizens continually tried to maintain their morale and positive outlook on life.

Travels of a Texas Gal
Friday, November 27, 2009
What do you get when 4 Waxahachians take London by storm?
Late this summer/early fall, we had Waxahachie friends come for a stay in the London pad...actually, they house-sat for us while we were in Croatia but we got a really good visit in while they were here. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, December 31, 2011 • Permalink