A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 27, 2011
Nederlander (inhabitant of Nederland)

"Nederlander” is the name of an inhabitant of Nederland, Texas. The name “Nederlander” has been cited in print since at least 1925.

Wikipedia: Nederland, Texas
Nederland is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,547 at the 2010 census.

The city is adjacent to the Southeast Texas Regional Airport in Port Arthur, which serves the nearby cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur. It is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Also referred to as the “Golden Triangle Area, due the triangular shape the bordering cities make.

8 June 1925, Port Arthur (TX) News, pg. 6, col. 6:
Errors were numerous on the part of both teams, the Cubs making 10 while the Nederlanders made five.

20 December 1931, Port Arthur (TX) News, pg. 10, col. 3:
Last week’s contest showed the superiority of the Jackets over the class B team from Nederland, but the Jackets will have a tussle on their hands to be able to down the Nederlanders on their own court.

14 October 1974, Port Arthur (TX) News, “Supper Table Talk” by John Ayres, pg. 5, col. 1:
Residents here are Port Arthurans, Beaumonters go by that tag and our Big H. neighbor’s folks are Houstonians—and the Nederland C. of C. officially designates its hometowners as Nederlanders.

8 June 1976, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. D3:
Tolbert’s Texas:
Cajuns, Nederlanders
feud over outhouse

“But apparently the Nederlanders, over the protest of their chamber of comerce president, Croppo LeBlanc, have removed the Cajun outhouse from the grounds and have hidden it some where.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, December 27, 2011 • Permalink