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Sunday, July 31, 2005

What's in a name?

To some people names are very important and must be sanitized lest they offend. For example, in today's paper a little tidbit provides some interesting information:
The [original] post office [in Arlington] was established as Hayter on July 29, 1875, and was renamed Arlington after Robert E. Lee's home in Virginia on Jan. 22, 1877.
Well, you can learn something new every day, which is why I read the paper. It is entirely plausible that some people might want to converge on Arlington for a bit of publicity by demanding that the city change it's name

Here's a pic of the original auction announcement that sold off Texas and Pacific railroad land between Dallas and Ft. Worth - the land that eventually became Hayter, er, Arlington.

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