I visited Orlando around this time last year.
Orlando, Florida is named after Orlando Reeves, a soldier who fought bravely and gallantly against the Seminole tribe. He died in combat… allegedly. His name had been carved into a tree and as pioneer settlers found it, they assumed it was a grave marker. The town became known as “Orlando’s grave,” and later, simply, “Orlando.”
However, in fact, Orlando Reeves operated a sugar mill and plantation 30 miles north of where the city is now located. He was not dead at all during the conception of the town. He was very much alive with his edible crystalline substance. He had simply taken an extended horse ride through the country during which he carved his name on a tree.
I see him there, demounting his horse, bladder full… and just as he rebuttons his pants, he stops to carve his name onto his newly claimed tree.
This is where the town of Orlando now stands.