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DeLand's street names tell the city's history in Memory Lane
By Pat Andrews
posted Mar 26, 2013 - 9:57:35am
A love of books, a love of DeLand and curiosity about the names of DeLand's streets have produced a book: Memory Lane — A History of the Street Names of DeLand, Florida.
Author Louise Ball Caccamise is a retired librarian who's lived in DeLand since the late 1940s. She's active in the West Volusia Historical Society, as well as with the Friends of the DeLand Library, where she was instrumental in getting the building addition now under way for the Friends.
The genesis for her latest book was Caccamise's trips around DeLand, where many of the streets are named for people.
"I'd see Julia Avenue. I went down New York Avenue and wondered, 'Who's Lucie?'" Caccamise said.
She started doing research. Lucie was the wife of a man who bought property around the area. Julia was the young daughter of a man named D.J. Miller who moved to DeLand from Salisbury, N.C.
Salisbury is another street name in the same subdivision created in the early 1900s, when Julia was about 8 years old.
Another street name that caught Caccamise's interest was Howry.
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