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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 25, 2006
“Welcome to Texas—Now Go Home” & “Beautify Texas—Put a Yankee on a Bus” (bumper stickers)

There are several Texas bumper stickers that have been popular for several decades. Many of the bumper sticker sayings may have been coined in the 1970s and 1980s by Allied Printing of Dallas, as the below article indicates.

17 February 1984, Los Angeles Times, pg. F33:
Hug Your Bumper Sticker Today
Dallas Printer Turns Out 25 Million of Them a Year

By LESLIE POUND, Dallas Morning News
“They’re traveling billboards,” says Ray Stein, president of Allied Printing, a Dallas sticker manufacturer.
They’re also not particularly hospitable ("Welcome to Texas—Now Go Home"),...
“Love New York? Take I-30 East.”

“Native Texan.”

“Keep Texas Beautiful: Put a Yankee on a Bus.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (3) Comments • Friday, August 25, 2006 • Permalink

We can give Austin back to California whenever y’all want to…

Posted by Jim M  on  09/10  at  04:05 PM

Welcome to Texas.  We only have two rules here… stay outta the left lane and be Nice to people.

Posted by Jim M  on  09/10  at  04:07 PM

That boy’s busier than a 3-legged cat in a litter box.

Posted by Jim M  on  09/10  at  04:08 PM

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