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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 19, 2008
San Marvelous (San Marcos nickname)

The city of San Marcos is located between the cities of Austin and San Antonio, and is the home of Texas State University. The pleasant nickname “San Marvelous”—surprisingly, not trademarked and seemingly Chamber of Commerce-free—dates in print to the early 2000s.

Wikipedia: San Marcos, Texas
San Marcos (de facto pronunciation /sæn ˈmɑrkəs/, less commonly /sæn ˈmɑrkoʊs/) is a city in Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Hays Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 47,181 at the 2006 census. It is the county seat of Hays County.GR6 Texas State University-San Marcos (formerly Southwest Texas State University) is located in the city.

San Marcos is the only habitat for the endangered Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni). The Aquarena Springs ecological education center is located in San Marcos.

My life is brilliant...
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
for spring break, im going to miami on 3/12 then on to dc for the red cross on 3/17 then back to san marvelous on 3/20. 

Another White Dash
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
If you don’t know me already, my name is Sarah. I am 22, a senior at Texas State in San Marvelous, Texas.

My thoughts and such...
Monday, August 29, 2005
Hello All! This is my first Blog entry, as you can tell. I am unsure of what I wish to write about, so I am most likely going to babble. I guess I could talk about how the college life has been so far. I have been here for two weeks now and I absolutely love San Marcos. I now understand the common nickname, San Marvelous. It is abosolutely beautiful here. 

Caballero Family
thursday, March 02, 2006
I’ve been so blessed here at Texas State in San Marvelous TX! 

Google Groups: San Marcos Bike Co-op
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:21:27 -0000
Local: Sun, Apr 29 2007 2:21 pm
Subject: half moon / end of school / start of summer bike pub crawl

its time for the beginning of bike pub crawls. wednesday may 9th the world of san mar mar will explode into euphoria.

san marvelous is in desperate need of drunks on bicycles… well, ok not that, but just a better bike culture in general.

Nikki MySpace Blog
Friday, June 22, 2007
Goodbye, San Marvelous
Wow, my final days in this city are upon me already. As I am about to leave this place and take a flying leap into the future, I want to take a moment to reflect on all that has transpired in San Marvelous, Texas.

Monday, August 13, 2007
San Marvelous
I made the move back to San Marcos a few days ago. I’m going back to Texas State to get my Masters.

MySA.com: Roy Bragg
November 06, 2007
Satan Tonio welcomes you
Welcome to the Alamo City, also known as by a dozen or so obscure nicknames.

City nicknames can be odd. Sometimes, the Chamber of Commerce comes up with them. Other times, visitors come up with them. And very often, the hoi polloi of the community come up with them.

These nicknames can reflect the heart and soul of the community, or the delusional dreams of the residents, or the vindictive nature of neighboring communities.

I found all of these on Wikipedia. Normally, I wouldn’t trust Wikipedia with important information, but this seems harmless enough ...
San Marcos: San Marvelous, San STDs. (Bitter, ex-residents came up with these)

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, January 19, 2008 • Permalink