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 March 07, 2018
Creole City (New Orleans nickname)

Louisiana Creoles are persons descended from the inhabitants of colonial Louisiana during the period of both French and Spanish rule. New Orleans has frequently been called the “Creole City.”

“Creole city” was published in the Nashville (TN) Republican on June 1, 1837. “The glorious sun was casting his glowing smiles upon the Creole city” was printed in the New Orleans (LA) Sunday Delta in 1859.

Other New Orleans nicknames include “America’s Most Interesting City,” “Baghdad-on-the-Bayou,” “Big Crescent,” “Big Easy,” “Big Greasy,” “Big Sleazy,” “Birthplace of Jazz,” “Chocolate City,” “Chopper City,” “City of a Million Dreams,” “City That Care Forgot,” “City That Forgot to Care,” “Convention City,” “Crawfish Town,” “Crescent City,” “Gateway of the Mississippi Valley,” “Gumbo City,” “Hollywood South,” “Jump City,” “Mardi Gras City,” “Metropolis of the South,” “N’Awlins,” “Nerlins,” “No Orleans” (after Hurricane Katrina), “NOLA,” “Northernmost Banana Republic,” “Northernmost Caribbean City,” “Old Swampy,” “Paris of America,” “Queen City,” “Saint City” and “Sweet Lady Gumbo.”


Wikipedia: New Orleans
New Orleans (/njuː ˈɔːrli.ənz, -ˈɔːrˈliːnz, -ˈɔːrlənz/, or /ˈnɔːrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃]) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.

Wikipedia: Louisiana Creole people
Louisiana Creole people (French: Créoles de Louisiane, Spanish: Gente de Louisiana Creole), are persons descended from the inhabitants of colonial Louisiana during the period of both French and Spanish rule. The term creole was originally used by French settlers to distinguish persons born in Louisiana from those born in the mother country or elsewhere. As in many other colonial societies around the world, creole was a term used to mean those who were “native-born”. It also came to be applied to African-descended slaves and Native Americans who were born in Louisiana. Louisiana Creoles share cultural ties such as the traditional use of the French and Louisiana Creole languages and predominant practice of Catholicism

In the early 19th century, amid the Haitian Revolution, thousands of refugees both whites and free people of color from Saint-Domingue (affranchis or gens de couleur libres) arrived in New Orleans, often bringing their African slaves with them essentially doubling the city’s population. As more refugees were allowed in Louisiana, Haitian émigrés who had first gone to Cuba also arrived. These groups had strong influences on the city and its culture. Later immigrants to New Orleans, such as Irish, Germans, and Italians, also married into the Creole groups. Louisiana Creoles are mostly Catholic in religion. Throughout the 19th century, most spoke French and were strongly connected to French colonial culture. Only the small Spanish Creole communities of Saint Bernard Parish and Galveztown spoke Spanish.

1 June 1837, Nashville (TN) Republican, pg. 2, col. 4:
From the Charleston Mercury.
DOGBERRY REDIVIVUS.
According the the Advertiser of April 29th, the energy of a Tacon is much needed to preside over and vivify the police of New Orleans; and as Havana has been regulated it is a pity that the Corporation of the Creole city could not borrow the Cubian Governor for a month or two.

26 June 1859, Memphis (TN) Daily Appeal, “Zoe, a Tale of New Orleans” (From the New Orleans Sunday Delta), pg. 4, col. 2:
The glorious sun was casting his glowing smiles upon the Creole city, and many an adventurous ray peered into the murky old court yard, but within that stranger’s room not one gleam entered.

2 December 1860, The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA), “New Orleans as It Was and as It Is,” pg. 10, col. 1:
True, it will be no easy work, for we will find no public archives, no book in which to read the past of the old Creole city, but yet we may glean information here and there, and connect our data so as to form an idea of her topographical condition then and at other periods, until we arrive at her present appearance and firmly established prosperity.

15 May 1861, Charleston (SC) Daily Courier, pg. 2, col. 4:
A flag was to have been presented by the spirited ladies of the Creole City to this gallant company, last Saturday.

26 May 1862, Salem (MA) Register, pg. 2, col. 1:
The effects of rebellion must grate harshly on the denizens of the Creole city.

3 December 1862, Springfield (MA) Daily Republican, pg. 4, col. 5:
The band of the 8th Vermont regiment has been giving concerts at the St. Charles theater in New Orleans. Something of a change for the creole city.

10 April 1867, Memphis (TN) Daily Appeal, pg. 5, col. 2:
FOR NEW ORLEANS.—To-day at 12 m. precisely, that champion passenger packet, the swift, luxurious and magnificent Robert E. Lee, will back out for all points on the river below, even unto the gay creole city of New Orleans.

16 November 1867, The Catholic Standard (Philadelphia, PA), “Reminiscences of New Orleans” by P. F. De G., pg. 6, col. 3:
Forty years ago, New Orleans was a Creole city, unique in everything. The only language spoken was French, without the Parisian accent but melodious, and with many local words engrafted upon it.

27 February 1873, St. Louis (MO) Democrat, “The Proposed Southern Air Line Railway,” pg. 4, col. 1:
But the great creole city was in the midst of her Mardi-Gras revels and cock-fighting festivities, and could not bother her head over such vulgar questions.

Google Books
June 1883, The Century Magazine (New York, NY), “The Great South Gate” by George W. Cable, pg. 225, col. 1:
The great Creole city’s geographical position has always dazzled every eye except the cold, coy scrutiny of capital.

Google Books
13 December 1884, The Literary World (Boston, MA), “Creole New Orleans,” pg. 450, col. 2:
Yet here is nothing less than that, save as its scope and current make it a history of the Creoles as seen in New Orleans rather than in the larger field of Louisiana. Mr. Cable locates this unique and interesting people in their proper place in the State, but his pages are largely a chronicle of New Orleans, which may be set down as the Creole city.
(Review of The Creoles of Louisiana by George W. Cable.—ed.)

Google Books
OCLC WorldCat record
Historical sketch book and guide to New Orleans and environs : illustrated ... and containing exhaustive accounts of the traditions, historical legends, and remarkable localities of the creole city
Publisher: New York : W.H. Coleman, 1885.

Google Books
New Orleans, the Crescent City, as it Appears in the Year 1895
By Young Men’s Business League (New Orleans, La.)
New Orleans, LA: Young Men’s Business League
1895
Pg. 10:
The “Creole City.” “Carnival City” “Sub-Tropic American Capital” are other names by which this gem among cities has been known.

OCLC WorldCat record
The Creole tourist’s guide and sketch book to the city of New Orleans : illustrated and containing exhaustive accounts of the historical legends of the famous Creole city.
Publisher: New Orleans, La. : Creole Pub. Co., [192-?]
Edition/Format: Print book : English : Latest ed

OCLC WorldCat record
The creole city of New Orleans
Author: Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis
Publisher: [New Orleans, La.?}] : [Nathaniel Courtlandt Curtis], [©1930]
Edition/Format: Map : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Songs of a Creole city, and other poems.
Author: Ella Bentley Arthur
Publisher: New Orleans, Harmanson, 1950.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Creole City: its past and its people. [A description of New Orleans. With illustrations.].
Author: Edward Larocque TINKER
Publisher: New York : Longmans, Green & Co., 1953.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Old New Orleans, the Creole city; its role in American history, 1718-1803,
Author: Olga Wilbourne Hall-Quest; Victor Lazzaro
Publisher: New York, Dutton [1968]
Edition/Format: Print book : Juvenile audience : English : [1st ed.]
Summary:
Traces the colorful and stormy history of New Orleans from the events leading to its founding in 1718 to its acquisition by the United States in 1803.

OCLC WorldCat record
New Orleans : the Creole City
Author: Allen R Toussiant; Terry J Fitzgerald; L Jay McCreary; Bob J Kearney
Publisher: New Orleans, LA : Video Postcards, 1984.
Edition/Format: Video : Beta : Videocassette Visual material : English

OCLC WorldCat record
For a Theory of the Creole City: Texaco and the Postcolonial Postmodern
Author: R C Caldwell
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: CROSS CULTURES, 62, (2003): 25-40

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Tchoupitoulas Jones
@MrTroy_Richards
Replying to @bellssays
@BellsLo yeah French and spainsh that’s mos def creole I’m from creole city New Orleans
11:52 PM - 5 Nov 2009

OCLC WorldCat record
Carnival in the Creole city: Place, race, and identity in the age of globalization
Author: Lamothe D.
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Biography - An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, v35 n2 (2012 03 01): 360-374

OCLC WorldCat record
Imagining the Creole City: The Rise of Literary Culture in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans
Author: Rien Fertel
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format: Print book : Document Computer File : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Creole City : a chronicle of early American New Orleans
Author: Nathalie Dessens
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015] ©2015
Series: Contested boundaries.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : English
Summary:
Although sometimes read like a piece of economic, social, intellectual, and cultural history, Moyer’s book is not meant to be a comprehensive history of early American New Orleans, but an individual perception of New Orleans, a very personal description of what Jean Boze, a foreigner in the Crescent City, saw and wrote about during the 1820s and 1830s. The reader will follow him in his wanderings through the city’s history, and learn about early New Orleans within the context of the early nineteenth century Atlantic space

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LeRoy Feist
@lfeist
New Orleans is a CREOLE city! Don’t get it twisted.
("New Orleans: Creole or Cajun?” is shown.—ed.)
4:41 PM - 13 Dec 2015

OCLC WorldCat record
The story of French New Orleans history of a creole city
Author: Dianne Guenin-Lelle
Publisher: Jackson University Press of Mississippi [2016]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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