Spanish Influence Town Names

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Title

Spanish Influence Town Names

Alternative Title

Spanish Influence Town Names

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
McIntosh (Fla.)
St. Cloud (Fla.)
Winter Haven (Fla.)

Description

A newspaper article about the origin of the names of various Florida towns. According to the article, Oviedo and Seville after respective cities in Spain. Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming Oviedo, was appointed the town's first postmaster in 1879. Ormund Powers, the author of the article, also explains that McIntosh was named in honor of Colonel John C. McIntosh, who was scalped by Native Americans. According to the article, St. Cloud was named for a suburb of Paris, France, and served as a "semi official residence" for veterans of the Union Army.

Creator

Powers, Ormund

Source

Original newspaper article: Powers, Ormund. "Spanish Influence Town Names.": Private Collection of Bettye Reagan.

Date Created

ca. 1935-1979

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1935-1979

Date Issued

ca. 1935-1979

Contributor

Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Powers, Ormund. "Spanish Influence Town Names."

Is Part Of

General Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

177 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Oviedo, Florida
McIntosh, Florida
St. Cloud, Florida
Seville, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Ormund Powers.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Ormund Powers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Bettye Reagan

External Reference

"<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp
GRid=69149825" target="_blank">Andrew Aulin." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp
GRid=69149825.

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