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:

Cloudia said...

Named for a first name! Take that Smithburg!

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Moscow Blogger said...

cool! Thanks for shearing

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I went to Orlando as a teenager for a week. What a memory!

Emmylou said...

Heehee...you Americans:D

DEZMOND said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Stephanie Faris said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Stories take on a life of their own I guess

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Kati said...

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

-Kati

Christine said...

interesting, makes me want to know more about him.

Unknown said...

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

Winnie said...

Names of places are always interesting!

Mary Kirkland said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'll be in Orlando in 3 weeks. Yay!