"Wichitan” is the name of an inhabitant of Wichita Falls, Texas. The name “Wichitan” has been cited in print since at least 1910.
Wikipedia: Wichita Falls, Texas
Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States, United States. Wichita Falls is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Archer, Clay and Wichita counties. According to the 2010 census, the city had a population of 104,553. In addition to Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls is also home to the “world’s littlest skyscraper”.
Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Wich·i·tan noun \-ȯ(ə)n\
Definition of WICHITAN
: a native or resident of Wichita, Kansas, or Wichita Falls, Texas
Origin of WICHITAN
Wichita, city in south central Kansas or Wichita Falls, city in northern Texas + E -an
26 June 1910, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, Feature section, pg. 5, col. 3:
WICHITANS WILL GIVE
OLD-FASHIONED JULY 4
All County and District Candidates Will Attend Picnic.
WICHITA, FALLS. June 25.—Plans are under way for an old-fashioned celebration of July 4 at Lake Wichita and it is probable that Wichitans will have an opportunity to observe this occasion in manner befitting the date.
31 July 1910, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Another Factory to Wichita Falls,” Feature section, pg. 5, col. 5:
The proposition calls for the taking of a large block of stock on the part of Wichitans and it is thought this can be taken care of, if the other questions can be satisfactorily arranged.
23 August 1910, Galveston (TX) Daily News, “Come to Texas,” pg. 12, col. 3:
The families from far Alberta will find Wichita Falls quite a different sort of place from British Columbia. Whereas the latter is a cold country, the former is a hot town. Instead of the constant rotation of wheat crops and snow harvests at their old home they will soon join the Wichitans in raising wheat, corn, cotton, hotel, brick plants, packing houses, railroad station, population estimates and Cain.
9 July 1912, Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, TX), pg. 4, col. 4:
FORMER WICHITAN INVENTS
NEW KIND OF AUTO TIRE.
Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX)
Wichitan of the year named at Economic Forum
Bank CEO honored; Texas official speaks
By Lee Anderson
Posted March 5, 2011 at midnight
The state is loaded for bear when it comes to economic development, thanks to the efforts of hardworking Texans and a variety of tools such as the TexasOne marketing campaign, the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
Those were the words of Aaron Demerson, executive director for the Office of the Governor-Economic Development and Tourism Division, at the 20th Annual North Texas Economic Forum and Wichitan of the Year luncheon, where native son Tommy McCulloch was honored as the recipient of the award.
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