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 02, 2012
Shermanite (inhabitant of Sherman)

"Shermanite” is the name of an inhabitant of Sherman, Texas. The name “Shermanite” has been cited in print since at least 1879.

Wikipedia: Sherman, Texas
Sherman is a city in and the county seat of Grayson County, Texas, United States. The city’s estimated population as of 2009 was 38,407. It is also one of two principal cities in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

26 June 1878, Denison (TX) Daily News, pg. 4, col. 5:
A Shermanite Fatally Stabbed in St, Louis.

The Portal to Texas History
30 May 1879, Brenham (TX) Weekly Banner, pg. 1, col. 7:
New crop hay is selling in Sherman at $8 per ton.
The Shermanites are slightly bibulous—from forty to fifty kegs of beer are consumed daily.

The Portal to Texas History
4 June 1880, Brenham (TX) Weekly Banner, “State News,” pg. 1, col. 8:
The Shermanites have set their figures at 50,000—they propose having that number of persons at their 4th of July celebration. That is on paper.

14 August 2009, Herald Democrat (Sherman, TX), “Learning Local History” by Donna Hunt:
She was working at J.C. Penney’s when Shermanites began celebrating on the courthouse square.

19 September 2009, Herald Democrat (Sherman, TX), “Sherman Arts Fest draws big crowds”:
Former Shermanite Sandra Sims said she tries to come to the event every year.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, January 02, 2012 • Permalink