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 September 21, 2006
San Antone (San Antonio)

San Antonio has been called “San Antone” from at least the 1840s.


7 May 1840, Army and Navy Chronicle, “Texian Navy,” pg. 296:
Schooners:
San Jacinto
San Bernard
San Antone

January 1853, United States Review, “A Stray Yankee in Texas,” pg. 93:
When we left San Antone in such haste, I engaged a friendly Mexican to bring it along as soon as he could, upon pack mules.

31 March 1854, New York Daily Times, pg. 2:
“They give us fifty cent a pound for our butter in San Antone!”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, September 21, 2006 • Permalink