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 February 12, 2016
North Dakota: Flickertail State (nickname)

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Wikipedia: Richardson ground squirrel
Richardson’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii), or the flickertail, is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Urocitellus. Like a number of other ground squirrels, they are sometimes called Dak Rats or gophers, though this name belongs more strictly to the pocket gophers of family Geomyidae.

OCLC WorldCat record
The story of the Flickertail state,
Author: W M Wemett
Publisher: Valley City, N.D., W.M. Wemett, 1923.
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English

OCLC WorldCat record
North Dakota the flickertail state, South Dakota the coyote state
Author: H.M. Gousha Company.; Continental Oil Company.
Publisher: Chicago : H.M. Gousha Co., ©1959.
Edition/Format: Map : English

OCLC WorldCat record
North Dakota, the flickertail state.
Author: D Jerome Tweton; Douglas Charles Munski; North Dakota. Parks & Tourism Department. Tourism Promotion Division.
Publisher: Bismarck, ND : North Dakota Tourism Promotion, [between 1985 and 1992]
Edition/Format: Print book : State or province government publication : English

Wikipedia: SS Flickertail State (T-ACS-5)
SS Flickertail State (T-ACS-5) is a Crane Ship in ready reserve for the United States Navy. She is stationed at Newport News, Virginia and is in ready reserve under the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The ship was named for the state of North Dakota, which is also known as the Flickertail State.

Flickertail State was laid down on 14 February 1967, as the container ship CV Lightning, ON 518063, IMO 6817845, a Maritime Administration type (C5-S-73b) hull under MARAD contract (MA 206). Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, hull no. 355, she was launched on 11 May 1968, and delivered to MARAD 21 February 1969, entering service for American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines.

Posted by Barry Popik
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