Gainesville’s nickname isn’t actually a nickname at all. Hogtown was once a small trading post specializing in livestock during the mid 1800’s, until a railroad was proposed between Fernandina and Cedar Key. In 1853 Alachua county residents voted to rename the new stop on the railroad line, and Gainesville was born in honor of Seminole Indian War General Edmund P. Gaines.

The first design in the series, and my nostalgic favorite.