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By Joe Crews
posted Oct 15, 2013 - 10:23:13am
On the heels of a challenge to the historic DeLand city seal because of its religious content, the Orange City official seal is getting the once-over by some residents who question its relevance.
When more than four dozen men met to incorporate Orange City in 1882, one of the last items of business was the consideration of a seal.
“At the meeting, a seal was approved, said seal to be the size of a silver dollar, the words ‘Orange City, Volusia County, Florida’ around the margin and a cluster of Florida fruit in the center,” reports the book Our Story of Orange City, Florida.
The cluster of fruit turned out to be several hands of bananas, two oranges, a large strawberry, and several bunches of grapes. Those items remain in the seal 131 years later.
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