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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 22, 2007
Texas oil well sayings

Texas has been known for its oil wells, so it’s not too surprising that humorous proverbs have developed.
 
 
29 April 1954, Lincoln (NE) Star, pg. 4, col. 2:
Old Texas Saying
Other places have different ways of saying it but in Texas, we understand, when they say a girl marries well they generally mean it’s an oil well. 
 
19 March 1961, Fresno (CA) Bee, pg.  4D photo caption:
An old Texas saying has it that the “fattest steer is one that scratches against an oil well.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Wednesday, August 22, 2007 • Permalink


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