Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fact of the Day: Orlando

Orlando, Florida's name comes from a man named Orlando Reeves. However Reeves himself may have been more legend than real. Stories say he was a fallen solider during the Seminole Wars, but he could have been as boring as the operator of a sugar mill. 

18 comments:

  1. Named for a first name! Take that Smithburg!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. I went to Orlando as a teenager for a week. What a memory!

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  3. sugar mill operators might be boring but I bet they're all sweet :)

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  4. Well, whatever he was, it's a nice name.

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  5. I didn't know that!!! When they discovered Orlando, they couldn't have possibly imagined what it would become.

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  6. So take it with a grain of salt err umm sugar?

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  7. Ohhhh....I thought it was named after Tony Orlando.

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  8. Stories take on a life of their own I guess

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  9. Interesting. It's still a nice name no matter how it came to be.

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  10. That's the thing with legends/history - sometimes you just don't know and never will.

    -Kati

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  11. interesting, makes me want to know more about him.

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  12. what if its both? a sugar mill operator that went of and died in war?

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  13. Names of places are always interesting!

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  14. I've never been there but I know that there are places in Florida where the Giant Gambian Pouched Rat are running wild and I would love to go there and get one. lol

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