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
Mexiaite (inhabitant of Mexia)

"Mexiaite” is the name of an inhabitant of Mexia, Texas. The name “Mexiaite” has been cited in print since at least 1899.


Wikipedia: Mexia, Texas
Mexia ( /məˈheɪ.ə/ mə-hay-ə or /məˈhɛər/ mə-hair) is a city in Limestone County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,552 at the 2008 census.

The city’s motto, based on the fact that outsiders tend to mispronounce the name [ˈmɛksiə], is “A great place, no matter how you pronounce it.”

Named after General José Antonio Mexía, a Hispanic hero for the Republic of Texas Army during the Texas Revolution, the town was founded near his estate. Nearby attractions include Fort Parker Historical recreation, the Confederate Reunion grounds, and Mexia State Supported Living Center (formerly Mexia State School), which began as a prisoner of war camp for members of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps during World War II.

Mexia is also home to the Mexia Public Schools Museum, one of a few museums dedicated to the historical and social significance of a Texas public school system.

Mexia hosts a large Juneteenth celebration every year.

24 January 1899, Mexia (TX) Evening News, pg. 3, col. 2:
Today’s Dallas News gives an account of a trial in the United States court at Waco, in which several erstwhile prominent Mexiaites are figuring. The charge is misuse of the mails.

21 November 1902, The State Herald (Mexia, TX), pg. 8, col. 2:
Methodist Conference.
The annual conference at Temple has closed, and the following appointments will be of interest to Mexiaites: ...

31 August 1905, The State Herald (Mexia, TX), pg. 5, col. 2:
Arthur Anderson an old time Mexiaite now living in Hale county, is here shaking hands with old time friends for a few days.

Mexia (TX) Daily News
Fire Department affects lives of all Mexiaites
by Roxanne McKnight
(Posted 10/9/2011 05:28 pm)

Mexia (TX) Daily News
Mexiaites on TSTC honor roll
(Posted 10/30/2011 02:59 pm)

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