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 30, 2016
New Mexico: Vermin State (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

22 March 1866, Louisville (KY) Daily Journal, “Nicknames,” pg. 1, col. 4:
New Mexico, Vermin State.

7 April 1866, The Daily Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), “Geographical Nicknames,” pg. 2, col. 2:
... New Mexico, Vermin State; ...

Posted by Barry Popik
Other ExpressionsOther States • Saturday, January 30, 2016 • Permalink