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 05, 2012
Victorian (inhabitant of Victoria, Texas)

"Victorian” is the name of an inhabitant of Victoria, Texas. The name “Victorian” has been cited in print since at least 1875.


Wikipedia: Victoria, Texas
Victoria is a city in and the seat of Victoria County, Texas, United States. The population was 60,603 at the 2000 census. The three counties of the Victoria Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 111,163 at the 2000 census,

Victoria is located thirty miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The city is a regional hub for a seven-county area known as the “Golden Crescent” and serves a retail trade area of over 250,000 people. Victoria is known as “The Crossroads” because of its location within a two-hour drive of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

Victoria is named for General Guadalupe Victoria, who became the first president of independent Mexico. The city is home to the University of Houston–Victoria and Victoria College. Victoria is the cathedral city of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas.

Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Vic·to·ria geographical name \vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə\
Definition of VICTORIA
1city SE Texas on Guadalupe River pop 60,603
2city Canada ∗ of British Columbia on SE Vancouver Island pop 78,057
3river 350 miles (563 kilometers) Australia in NW Northern Territory flowing N & NW to Timor Sea
4state SE Australia ∗ Melbourne area 87,884 square miles (228,498 square kilometers), pop 4,244,221
5or Hong Kong \ˈhäŋ-ˌkäŋ, -ˈkäŋ; ˈhȯŋ-ˌkȯŋ, -ˈkȯŋ\ city & port Hong Kong special administrative region, China on NW Hong Kong Island; served as ∗ of Hong Kong colony pop 1,035,000
Vic·to·ri·an \vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\ adjective or noun

The Portal to Texas History
24 September 1875, Victoria (TX) Advocate, pg. 1, col. 1:
This gentleman has shown by his readiness to co-operate with the executive committee in forwarding provisions and other necessary aid a most exemplary spirit, and had made for himself scores of friends among the Victorians as well as with the unfortunate people in whose behalf he so nobly labored.

5 June 1887, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. 13, col. 2:
Victoria Views.
VICTORIA, Tex., June 4.
(...)
A resident of this county is plaintiff in two divorce cases. Victorians never do things by halves.

7 January 1899, Victoria (TX) Advocate, pg. 4, col. 2:
“The paper is not abandoned. Nay, we hope to succeed in our efforts to place it in the hands of a competent and proper management, and that it will be all the better for the change and be imbued with new vitality, and enter upon a long life of usefulness to Victoria and Victorians.”

21 January 1899, Victoria (TX) Advocate, pg. 4, col. 1:
Since Refugio is in need of a passenger and express line, why do not Victorians put their shoulder to the wheel and propose a line from this place?

7 April 1899, Victoria (TX) Daily Advocate, pg. 4, col. 2:
A rumor was being circulated over town this morning to the effect that Luther Rawley, the young Victorian serving with the volunteer army in the Philippines, had been killed, but the report has been found to be erroneous, and so far as we can learn, the young man is alive and well.

Victoria (TX) Advocate
October 28, 2011
Victoria woman named One O’Connor Plaza artist of the month
Paula Pribyl Kainer has been named the One O’Connor Plaza artist of the month for November. The native Victorian began working in watercolors after retiring from the Victoria school district in 2002, where she taught for 22 years.Kainer began oil painting as a child at Nazareth Academy and has studied under various artists including Elizabeth Simpson and Simon Michael.

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