"Big Apple" antedating

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Jan 25 22:29:09 UTC 2008

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: "Big Apple" antedating

>> Good point.  When an uncle went to Los Angeles as one of Bob Hope's
> gag writers in the 1840's, they remarked how it was all orange groves.
> Joel

Hey!  I know most of Hope's jokes go back quite a ways, but.......

Sam Clements

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