Happy early 93rd birthday, Jupiter!
The town’s official incorporation date isn’t til Feb. 9, but the party kicks off this Saturday with the annual Jupiter Jubilee.
Of course, if there hadn’t been a bilingual misunderstanding, we’d all be going: Happy birthday, Jobe! Or Jove.
Depending which story you believe, the area was originally named for the Hobe Indians, which also provided the name for Hobe Sound. The early Spanish explorers spelled it Jobe. When the English marauded in, they thought it was Jove, for the Latin name of the god Jupiter. And Jupiter, it stayed.
More things have changed in the town over the years than a name. How many of you remember the days before traffic-clogged arteries and condo-covered beaches?
You’ll never see a Jupiter like this again.