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 May 20, 2008
Sand and Jello (San Angelo nickname)

"Sand and jello” has been a seldom-used nickname for the city of San Angelo since at least 2006. “Sand-and-jello” sounds similar to “San Angelo.” There is no serious purpose to the nickname—San Angelo is known neither for its sand nor its jello.

Wikipedia: San Angelo, Texas
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas, United States. It is also the principal city of the “San Angelo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area” that includes all of Irion and Tom Green county. As of the 2000 census, San Angelo had a total population of 88,439.

The city is located at the confluence of the North Concho River and South Concho River, which in turn form the Concho River, a tributary of the Texas Colorado River.

San Angelo is also home to the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. During the late 19th century, it was the headquarters of the 10th Cavalry, which was made up mainly of “buffalo soldiers.” A yearly Christmas festival called “Christmas at Old Fort Concho” is held at the fort today.

Local sports teams include the San Angelo Colts, a United League Baseball minor league team; as well as the San Angelo Stampede Express, a minor league indoor football team.

Goodfellow Air Force Base is also located at the city’s outskirts. The primary tasks of the units stationed there are intelligence and firefighter training.

Mathis Field (also known as San Angelo Regional Airport) is the commercial airport serving the city.

San Angelo’s main newspaper is the San Angelo Standard-Times.

San Angelo has three local TV stations: KSAN/3, which is an NBC affiliate, KIDY/6, which is a Fox affiliate, and KLST/8, which is a CBS affiliate.

Wikipedia: List of city nicknames in Texas
San Angelo
The Wool and Mohair Capital of the World
The River City (All three branches of the Concho River flow through the city)
The Concho City (After the Concho River/Concho Valley region)
The Pearl of the Conchos (There is a pink/lavender pearl found only in the Conchos called the Concho Pearl)
The Oasis of West Texas (About the only city in West Texas with rivers and lakes [3 of each])
The Land of Sand and Jello (phonetics)
Angelo (People in the Concho Valley not living in San Angelo, such as those from small towns, just call it Angelo)

Wikipedia: Jell-O
Jell-O is a brand name belonging to USA-based Kraft Foods for a number of gelatin desserts, including fruit gels, puddings and no-bake cream pies. The brand’s popularity has led to its becoming a generic term for gelatin dessert across the US and Canada.

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