In­stead of Hamil­ton, call us Went­worth

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: It’s time Hamil­ton had a new name (May 12)

Mr. Yates, au­thor of this let­ter, is quite right in the erec­tion of names signs, and in chang­ing the name of Hamil­ton, to some­thing new. Since the amal­ga­mated city took over the pre­vi­ous county, and since the two lo­cal school boards still use the word in their names, let us call our city Went­worth.

It is a his­toric name, and when it was wiped out by the Har­ris Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive govern­ment in the forced amal­ga­ma­tion, many were up­set. If you do a Google search, there doesn’t ap­pear to be any­where else in the prov­ince with the name, so it would be a good fit.

It would also get us away from some Amer­i­can com­ments that we named our city af­ter Alexan­der Hamil­ton, one of their fa­mous fa­thers, in­stead of one of our orig­i­nal landown­ers from a pre­vi­ous cen­tury.

The one down­side of los­ing the Hamil­ton name is that we would no longer be the largest city, town, bor­ough, or what­ever, on this planet thusly named. Les Jar­rett, Hamil­ton

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