Lala-paloosa (1898)

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Tue Jan 30 05:28:44 UTC 2007

Not the origin of this word, but the earliest cite that I could find (among
a few) in cards.
20 February 1898, Syracuse (NY) Sunday Standard, pg. 8, col. 1:
_Value of Lala-Paloosas and Other_
_Hands in Various Parts_
_of the State._
In some localities a "lala paloosa" beats fours. A lala-paloosa is three
clubs and a pair of spades, but it is usually played only once at a sitting.
Lala-paloosas are only played at Ogden, however, and only residents of that city
are allowed to draw down a pot on them.

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