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 December 27, 2011
Fredericksburger (inhabitant of Fredericksburg)

“Fredericksburger” is the name of an inhabitant of Fredericksburg, Texas. The Fredericksburg German-language weekly newspaper Fredericksburger Wochenblatt was first published in 1877.
The name “Fredericksburger” has been cited in English print since at least 1898.
Wikipedia: Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg is the seat of Gillespie County, in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 Census estimate, the city had a population of 10, 530
Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 and named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. Old-time German residents often referred to Fredericksburg as Fritztown, a nickname that is still used in some businesses. The town is also notable as the home of Texas German, a dialect spoken by the first generations of German settlers who initially refused to learn English. Fredericksburg shares many cultural characteristics with New Braunfels, which had been established by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels the previous year. Fredericksburg is the birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. It is the sister city of Montabaur, Germany. On October 14, 1970, the Fredericksburg Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in Texas.
OCLC WorldCat record
Fredericksburger Wochenblatt.
Publisher: Fredericksburg, Tex. : Robert Penniger
Edition/Format:  Newspaper : German
Chronicling America
About Fredericksburger Wochenblatt. (Fredericksburg, Tex.) 1877-19??
Fredericksburg, Tex. (1877-19??)
22 May 1898, Dallas (TX) Morning News,“Little Men and Women” by Little Mr. Big Hat, pg. 14, col. 6:
JOSEPHINE CLARK, Fredericksburg, Tex.—Mr. Big Hat and cousins: As I have seen no letter from Fredericksburg for some time I will write so that the cousins can see that some of the Fredericksburgers live yet.
27 September 1911, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, pg. 6, col. 1:
This from the San Antonio Express is self-explanatory: “Fredericksburgers have the most remarkable fair in the state.”
18 May 1925, San Antonio (TX) Light, pg. 13, col. 1:
13 April 1963, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Easter Fires to Flame in Fredericksburg Hills” by Frank X. Tolbert, sec. 1, pg. 16, col. 6:
Today, because most of its citizens are either of German or Mexican ancestry, many Fredericksburgers are tri-lingual, smoothly shifting their rhetorical gears from English to German to Spanish.
1 April 1974, Dallas (TX) Morning News, pg. A15, col. 1:
Fredericksburgers Making Plans for Annual Easter Pageant
FREDERICKSBURGER, Texas—Fredericksburg’s historic Easter ires that blaze on the hills surrounding the city on the Saturday night beore Easter Sunday have their origin in the customs of building bonfires on hilltops in Germany on Easter Eve.

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

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