Origin of "Chalfonte"

 

Many ask,  How did 'Chalfonte get its name?

The response given by Jimeyer is this:

“In the twelfth century, deep in the forests of France, there was a region ruled for four centuries by a succession of benevolent kings. Even under a feudal system, the people of the land were happy and contented for hundreds of years. It was a “Shangri-La”. The realm was called ‘Chal-font’ or ‘Fountain of Life, Beauty and Goodness.’ Discovery by outsiders in the sixteenth century destroyed the kingdom and the people’s tranquil way of life.”

But ask any veteran Chalfonte Kid and you may hear a slightly different response.

 

 

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