Writer Pat Loeb cites Stephen Mullin’s recent Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Business Journal, “Let’s get rid of the term ‘Delaware Valley‘”. Barry Seymour, executive director of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, gives his two-pence:
“For whatever quirk of history, the term Delaware Valley has been around a long time,” Seymour remarked.
He does see Mullin’s point but he says the term is fading anyway.
Seymour suggests that maybe we can view it as just another historic artifact:
“We have a lot of quirks of history in this region that make us quaint, and that’s part of our charm, isn’t it?”