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 10, 2016
Maryland: Old Line State (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
Old Line State n. U.S. Maryland.
1871 M. Schele de Vere Americanisms xii. 660 Maryland bears the proud title of Old-line State from the Old-Line regiments which she contributed to the Continental Army in the War of the Revolution—the only State that had regular troops of ‘the line’.
1948 H. L. Mencken Amer. Lang.: Suppl. 2 604 Maryland Free State..has overshadowed all the old nicknames..including Old Line State and Terrapin State.

OCLC WorldCat record
Maryland pioneer in celebration : George Washington bicentennial has awakened deep interest in the Old Line State
Author: Donald A Craig
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : [George Washington Bicentennial Commission], [1930]
Series: General newspaper release (United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission), no. 8.
Edition/Format: Print book : National government publication : English

OCLC WorldCat record
An historical and literary map of the Old Line State of Maryland, showing forth divers curious and notable facts relating to scenes, incidents and persons worthy to be recalled on the state’s three hundredth anniversary ...
Author: Baltimore Md Enoch Pratt free library
Publisher: Baltimore : Enoch Pratt free library, 1931.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Maryland : a guide to the Old Line State
Author: Writers’ Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maryland.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1940.
Series: American guide series.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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