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Orange City considers name change
It's a matter of democracy, council member says
posted Jun 26, 2013 - 12:12:01pm
Shakespeare asked, in Romeo and Juliet, "What's in a name?"
Orange City officials are asking the same question.
At the June 25 meeting, Orange City Council Member Michael Wright read from the book Our Story of Orange City, by Joan Lefleur.
On Page 19 is the story of how, around 1876, the town was being called Orange City, but had not officially been named. The popular vote was for the name Blue Spring, but the postmaster at the time, John Stillman, decided he liked Orange City better, and filed the name with the postal service.
More than 100 years later, Council Member Wright wants Orange City to consider overruling that postmaster.
Wright said the name should be changed because Stillman violated democratic principles by choosing the name Orange City when the people favored Blue Spring.
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