The original name of the city we love was Orangedale. Named by the town’s founder, Albert G. Utley, the 40-acre Town of Orangedale’s eastern boundary was today’s Drinkwater Blvd., the northern boundary at Indian School Rd. and the southern boundary being today’s 2nd St.
The town got its name from the area’s climate making it the ideal place to grow citrus. So much so, that across the road from the newly minted town, was Winfield Scott’s well-known citrus farm. Winfield’s farm was so well known throughout the Valley, Utley often referred to it when describing the location of his town, Orangedale.