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 January 05, 2012
Weslacoan (inhabitant of Weslaco)

"Weslacoan” is the name of an inhabitant of Weslaco, Texas. The name “Weslacoan” has been cited in print since at least 1933.


Wikipedia: Weslaco, Texas
Weslaco is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 35,670 at the 2010 census. Weslaco derives its name from the W.E. Stewart Land Company. It was the hometown of Harlon Block, one of the Marines photographed raising the flag at Iwo Jima.

Streets north of the railroad tracks have Spanish names, and streets south of the railroad tracks have English ones as a consequence of a 1921 municipal ordinance which declared that land north of the tracks be reserved for Hispanic residences and businesses, and land south of the tracks be reserved for Anglo residences and businesses. During World War II, sandbag production reached a peak in Welaco, and the town declared itself the “sandbagging capital of the world.”

Weslaco is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.

14 September 1933, Brownsville (TX) Herald, “Personals About Weslaco People,” pg. 3, col. 7:
The Nevils are former Weslacoans.

4 March 1934, San Antonio (TX) Light, “Newest Fashion in Vegetables,” American Weekly, pg. 2, col. 5
This fair is the Weslacoans’ way of giving thanks for the fertility of their particular section of the Rio Grande Valley and the fashion show is an interesting stunt that is coming to attract national attention because all the dresses of the contestants are fashioned of garden stuff and because the results are astonishing.

19 December 1937, Valley Star-Monitor-Herald (Rio Grande Valley, TX), pg. 4, col. 1:
Safety For Tots Is
Asked By Weslacoan


20 January 1939, Brownsville (TX) Herald, pg. 3, col. 2:
Day-Long Prayer
Meeting Planned
By Weslacoans


956 Sports Forum
MasterBreack
05-01-2011 05:20 AM
Shouldve used #sarcasm instead. Lackey deserves to be in the HOF, i just hate it when Weslacoans are happy about something. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, January 05, 2012 • Permalink