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 06, 2012
Marshallite (inhabitant of Marshall)

"Marshallite” is the name of an inhabitant of Marshall, Texas. The name “Marshallite” has been cited in print since at least 1864.


Wikipedia: Marshall, Texas
Marshall is a city in Harrison County in the northeastern corner of Texas. Marshall is a major cultural and educational center in East Texas and the tri-state area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Marshall was about 23,523. The city is the county seat of Harrison County.

Marshall was a political and production center of the Confederacy during the Civil War and was a major railroad center of the T&P Railroad from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century. The city’s large African American population and the presence of black institutions of higher learning made Marshall a center of the civil rights movement in the American South. The city is known for holding one of the largest light festivals in the United States, the Wonderland of Lights, and, as the self-proclaimed Pottery Capital of the World, for its sizable pottery industry.

Marshall is also referred to by various nicknames; the Cultural Capital of East Texas, the Gateway of Texas, the Athens of Texas. the City of Seven Flags and Center Stage, a branding slogan adopted by the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau.

On January 18, 2010, Dr. John Tennison, a San Antonio physician and musicologist presented to a group of Marshall citizens the findings of his research into the origins of Boogie Woogie music. He concludes that the music first developed in the Marshall area in the early 1870s in close connection with the T&P Railroad and the logging industry. On May 13, 2010, the Marshall City Commission unanimously passed an ordinance declaring Marshall to be “the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie.”

The Portal to Texas History
21 April 1864, Belleville (TX) Countryman, pg. 2, col. 2:
As I have said, I believe that having gotten the enemy into a gallop, our army will see that this gait is kept up until the valley is ridden of the Marshallites.

1 April 1880, Galveston (TX) Weekly News, “Witnesses for the Congressional Exodus Committee,” pg. 4, col. 2:
The funeral at Marshall on Sunday of R. W. Ford, of Shreveport, was attended by seven cars of people, besides many Marshallites.

11 October 1889, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Marshall Matters,” pg. 3, col. 2:
MARSHALL, Tex., Oct. 10.—(...) A large crowd of Marshallites left for Shreveport on the excursion train this morning to attend the fair.

18 October 1935, Paris (TX) News, “Here and There in Sports” by Dodd Vernon, pg. 10, col. 4:
Since the Tishomingo lads were outplayed by the Dragons, but nevertheless won by breaks, slips spurts or whatever you want to call it, it will be interesting to see how the Marshallites handle the Aggies.

Marshall (TX) News Messenger
Marshallites get chance to be part of blood-feud
Terri Richardson
Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 8:30 am
Marshallites will be able to show itself as the East Texas town with the most caring hearts from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday as Carter BloodCare hosts the 2011 MASH BASH.

Donate blood on either day at the Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall locations or at Marshall Walmart where the greatest prize of all is knowing three lives will be saved per pint.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, January 06, 2012 • Permalink