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 October 22, 2013
Cooperstown: Birthplace of Baseball (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Cooperstown, New York
Cooperstown is a village in Otsego County, New York, United States. It is the county seat. Most of the village lies within the town of Otsego, but some of the eastern part is in the town of Middlefield.

Cooperstown is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Farmers’ Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmerglass Opera, and the New York State Historical Association are also based there. Most of the historic pre-1900 core of the village is included in the Cooperstown Historic District, which was designated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and had its boundaries increased in 1997.

Wikipedia: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests. It serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, and honors those who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport. The Hall’s motto is “Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations.”

The word Cooperstown is often used as shorthand (or a metonym) for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Established 1936 (dedicated June 12, 1939)

OCLC WorldCat record
Birthplace of Baseball or Village of Museums? The Packaging of Heritage Tourism in Cooperstown, New York
Author: David A Fyfe
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Journal of Sport & Tourism, v13 n2 (May 2008): 135-153
Database: Taylor and Francis Journals
Other Databases: British Library Serials
Summary:
This paper examines the forces that influence the development of heritage tourism in Cooperstown, New York and provides evidence of landscape change resulting from tourism growth. One family has exerted a great deal of influence in determining what facets of heritage are packaged as nostalgic. But the struggle to maintain this, or any, particular heritage is met with resistance as free-market forces circumvent communities’ desires to preserve a specific aspect of history. Although Cooperstown is unique as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame it has many characteristics common to other small rural villages struggling to maintain their cultural heritage. Central to this struggle is how places are packaged and who gets to decide what is authentic. The substantial increase in the Baseball Hall of Fame attendance in the last 20 years has brought about social and economic changes that now challenge the way in which Cooperstown is packaged. Although the village has avoided commercial development of shopping malls and fast-food restaurants, other consequences such as traffic congestion, crowding and the transition away from a local-retail based business district have been unavoidable.

(Trademark)
Word Mark BIRTHPLACE OF BASEBALL
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 006. US 002 012 013 014 023 025 050. G & S: pewter figurines, metal license plates, metal key rings, money clips and non-monetary coins made of non-precious metal, metal bells, pewter trophies. FIRST USE: 19960428. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
(CANCELLED) IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: magnets, tape measures, contact lens cases, sunglasses, and prerecorded audio and video tapes featuring baseball. FIRST USE: 19961025. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19961025
(CANCELLED) IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: decals, bumper stickers, posters, yearbooks, programs featuring baseball, calendars, newsletters, pen and pencil desk sets, pens, pencils, note pads and cases for note pads, stationery, namely, letter writing paper and envelopes, postcards, playing cards, trading cards, engraved metal trading cards, mounted photographs, art prints, and framed etchings. FIRST USE: 19960615. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
(CANCELLED) IC 018. US 001 002 003 022 041. G & S: luggage and duffel bags. FIRST USE: 19960528. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
(CANCELLED) IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: china plates, tea cups, saucers and pitchers, plates made of non-precious metal, meal trays, pewter coasters, ceramic cups, trivets and figurines; ceramic, pewter and glass mugs and tankards; drinking glasses, shot glasses, vases and glass candy jars, wind chimes, wooden decorative boxes. FIRST USE: 19960524. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
(CANCELLED) IC 024. US 042 050. G & S: cloth pennants. FIRST USE: 19960620. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
(CANCELLED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: shirts, sweaters, sweat shirts, jackets, pants, shorts, sleepwear, neckties, caps, scarves and uniforms. FIRST USE: 19960620. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
(CANCELLED) IC 026. US 037 039 040 042 050. G & S: ornamental novelty souvenir buttons and pins; belt buckles not of precious metal for clothing, thimbles, hat pins all made of non-precious metals, and embroidered cloth patches. FIRST USE: 19960428. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
(CANCELLED) IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: bats, baseballs, bat racks, jigsaw puzzles, board games, stuffed toy animals, chess sets and Christmas tree ornaments. FIRST USE: 19960422. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960620
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74671649
Filing Date May 8, 1995
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition June 18, 1996
Registration Number 2184344
Registration Date August 25, 1998
Owner (REGISTRANT) NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM, INC. CORPORATION NEW YORK 31 Main Street Cooperstown NEW YORK 13326
Attorney of Record Lisa Rosenburgh
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “BASEBALL” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date May 28, 2005

Posted by Barry Popik
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