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
Shinerite (inhabitant of Shiner)

"Shinerite” is the name of an inhabitant of Shiner, Texas. The name “Shinerite” has been cited in print since at least 1896.


Wikipedia: Shiner, Texas
Shiner is a city in Lavaca County, Texas, United States. The town was named after Henry B. Shiner who donated 250 acres (1.0 km2) for railroad right of way. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 2,070.

Shiner is the home of the Spoetzl Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Texas. The brewery is most well known for producing Shiner Bock, a dark German/Czech-style beer that is now distributed in 41 states.

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Shiner
Texas

“The Cleanest Little City in Texas”
Shiner citizens are called Shinerites.  Shiner, Texas is located in Lavaca County at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 90A and State Highway 95.  Originally called New Half Moon after a nearby Indian settlement called Half Moon in 1887, Shiner was established in 1888 when Henry B. Shiner donated 250 acres for a right-of-way and depot to the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway.  At that time the town was a mix of outlaws, Indians, Texas Rangers, and cattle ranchers.

The Portal to Texas History
13 August 1896, Shiner (TX) Gazette, pg. 1, col. 4:
The oil mill is now running full time. Shinerites will find the mill there quite an acquisition.

The Portal to Texas History
29 December 1897, Shiner (TX) Gazette, “Christmas,” pg. 8, col. 1:
Most Shinerites spent the day quietly at home by their firesides or else played dominoes.

The Portal to Texas History
30 November 1898, Shiner (TX) Gazette, pg. 8, col. 2:
Quite a party of Shinerites came over Saturday to spend a few days at the home of H. Schurbohm and E. H. Mitchel. (...)—Halletsville Herald.

8 June 1967, Victoria (TX) Advocate, pg. 2B, col. 1:
Milada Bares spent her vacation in Tucson, Ariz., visiting with Mrs. Laura Mercer a former Shinerite.

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