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 October 08, 2006
“I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!”

“I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” is a popular bumper sticker that dates from at least 1994.
 
 
T-Shirts N Texas
I Wasn’t Born in Texas
All Texans accept anyone who came to Texas just as fast as they could. Great gift for NEW Texans.
   
Google Groups: rec.music.country.western
From:  jstroop
Date:  Thurs, Jun 30 1994 10:38 am
 
My favorite Texana bumper sticker:

      “I wasn’t born in Texas,
      but I got here as fast as I could.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, October 08, 2006 • Permalink


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