ProSimTec
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Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:37 am

Near my office is Big Beaver Road, which also hapens to be exit 69 off of the freeway. Ironically, about 100 miles north on I -75 is the exit for Beaver Road.

Anyone else know of, or work by an oddly named street?
 
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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:40 am

In Toronto there is an Avenue Road  Wow!

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:42 am

There is a Boulevard Avenue in Dickson City PA near Scranton.

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:54 am

During WW2, when the German were occupying Elsass, they changed some street names.

In Strasbourg, a street became Adolf Hitler Strasse (Adolf Hitler Street). Prior to that, it was the Rue du Cochon (Pig Street).

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:08 am

Halfway between Kalamazoo, MI and Battle Creek, MI is a city called CLIMAX.
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Tom in NO
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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:02 am

My favorite street name is one that's located out in the middle of nowhere: actually a bit west of Abilene, Texas on Interstate 20..........Stink Creek Road.

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:16 am

Well, between 1992 and 2000 there was never a Presidential motorcade on the north side of the Pittsburgh airport. Maybe it is because that is MOON CLINTON ROAD

In Reno Nevada we have a BOWLING ALLEY and a DISC DRIVE.

Hey, Prosimtec in northern Kentucky, "Big Bone Lick" state park is just two miles down the road from "Beaver Lick Baptist Church"

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:31 am

I still can't pronounce it but this road is out in the desert on the I-15 between Barstow, CA and Las Vegas.

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:32 am

Ragged Ass Rd.
in Yellowknife, NT, Canada

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:43 am

There is a Boulevard Avenue in Dickson City PA near Scranton.

In Bucks County PA; the street name for Route 132 is Street Road, which runs 14 miles from the I-95 interchange in Bensalem (EXIT 37) to Route 611 in Neshamity.

Along the PA Turnpike (I-76) in Lancaster County, there is an overpass at mile marker 276. The street name posted on the overpass is Kliensenfelterville Boulevard; I may be slightly off on the spelling.

I wonder if all the residences and business along this road use P.O. boxes or Rural Routes for their mailing addresses to avoid spelling errors of their street name.  Nuts

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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:35 am

I know a street here in Germany called Wankstrasse.
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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:35 am

Morningwood Ave. in Laguna Beach, California.

There's a Colon street here in San Francisco.
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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:28 am

There's Pimpala road here in Adelaide...locally referred to as Pimp St..hehe
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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:58 am

There was a street name named Camino de Pantera in my neighborhood. I would go past it on the school bus every morning. Some days, the street sign would be missing. Other days, a new one would show up in its place. Big grin
 
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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:27 am

In Chattanooga, Tennessee there are two interesting road names. The first is Suck Creek Road, named for the creek it parallels. The creek itself is named for "The Suck." Back before the days of flood control, there was a nasty whirlpool in the Tennessee River just west of Chattanooga that was created by the creek draining into the river at that point. Riverboats passing The Suck had to put lines ashore and be towed along the riverbank be horses to avoid wrecking.

The other road is The W Road. It was built in the late 1800s to protest the toll road that ran up Signal Mountain (later became Taft Highway). The name of The W Road is taken literally from the sharp, steep switchbacks at the top of the road. Anything larger than a mid-sized car cannot make the switchback curves without having to cross into the outside lane. Driving that road at night was always a fun way to scare the living daylights out of the others in the car.

Where I am now, we have one road named El Camino de Manana-literal translation being The Road of Tomorrow. That it certainly is since it's only a dirt road presently. Most of the roadways/taxiways here in our community have aviation related names, being that they're on a residential airpark. Our street-Kachina Drive, is one of the few that aren't aviation related (Tailwind, Cessna, Beech, King Air, Corsair, Lindbergh, Piper, Zeppelin and Kitty Hawk to name a few).
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RE: Street Names

Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:46 pm

My parents live on "Country Air" Ct. The street one block over is called "Fresh Air Ct." East oi Oregon City, Oregon...25 miles southeast of downtown Portland.

Yes...both live up to their names...some of the time. Except of course when my Dad and the other neighbors burn branches and limbs and what not in the backyard.  Laugh out loud Their next door neighbor used to burn their garbage for crying out loud.  Insane
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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:12 am

Prosimtec:

I always thought that it was really odd that 75 makes such a huge curve in Troy. Do you think the DOT did it on pupose so that Big Beaver would be exit 69? LOL


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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:37 am

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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:58 am

We have a 0 (zero) Avenue along the US/Canada border in British Columbia.


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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:06 am

There is "Gay Street" on the way to MD's Eastern Shore. (the atlantic coast of maryland). My friends always thought it would be funny to live there

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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:23 am

There's a Gay Street in downtown Baltimore too! Forgot about that one...

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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:28 am

We've a Horniman Circle in Bombay, which is affectionately called The Horny Man!
 
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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:19 am

I used to live on Hoon Hay Road (my parents still live there) and there is also a suburb called Hoon Hay (the road runs through the suburb).

Apparently it's named after a place in England with the same name, and means "a small hill surrounded by a hedge".
 
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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:32 am

There's also a Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. As for interesting street names, I forgot to mention some from the Town of Fairyland, Georgia. Yes, there is actually such a place as Fairyland. It is located on the Tennessee-Georgia state line on Lookout Mountain, just a few miles from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. It has such streets as Red Riding Hood Trail, Cinderella Trail, Peter Pan Trail, etc. It is also the home of Rock City-the one you see advertised on barns all over the Southeastern states. Down in Chattanooga, there is a State Line Avenue where Chattanooga, Tennessee and Rossville, Georgia meet.
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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:02 am

I always thought that it was really odd that 75 makes such a huge curve in Troy. Do you think the DOT did it on pupose so that Big Beaver would be exit 69? LOL

It would be nice to think that they are that clever. However, after being a co-op student for 4 years at the MDOT during college. I can assure you they are not. Probably, there was a tract of much cheaper property to take down.
 
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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:56 pm

My suburb is called Whitby, named after a small village called Whitby in England. Every street in Whitby has a nautical meaning, named after James Cook, his crew and his ship. Some street names are:
Latitude Close, Longitude Place, Discovery Drive, Spinnaker Drive, Young Nicks Lane, James Cook Drive, Compass Way. Some parks are called Endeavour Park, Adventure Park. There is Adventure School, Discovery School. Whitby is also located beside the sea. Whitby is Wellingtons fatest growing suburb.
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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:25 pm

Jetblast,

Very similar in Orlando, FL, there is a Gay Road..

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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:07 pm

D'OH!! Somebody beat me to Zzyzx Road! That one always made me laugh when I was driving LAX-LAS!

I can't think of any interesting names around here. The housing development in the suburbs always have names like Lauging Deer Lane or Pattering Brook Street, but other than that, just the usual...

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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:41 pm

In Sequim, WA, there's an intersection of Woodcock and Kitchen Dick Roads. I imagine that's a sign that's stolen quite often.
 
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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:03 pm

In Redcliffe in QLD, Aus. there is a road called Humpybong Street

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RE: Street Names

Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:26 pm

NYC:

Inwood is a home to Seaman ave and Cumming st.

And , yes there's Seaman/Cumming corner.



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RE: Street Names

Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:26 am

In Miami there's a Seasame St.

And it's technically an avenue.
 
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RE: Street Names

Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:26 am

Not as funny as the rest of these...

but I almost bought a house on Ham Drive.
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RE: Street Names

Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:52 am

Here in Cleveland, OH, we have numbered streets marked by the side of town they are on, so a lot of people have shortcuts in their programs that put an E. or W. in front of the street. Unfortunately, that sometimes means we get stuff addressed to our school on "E. Blvd." I'm sure some people who live on West Boulevard get stuff for "W. Blvd." too.

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RE: Street Names

Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:35 pm

In Belgium I used to live in a street called Botermelkstraat (Buttermilkstreet)
 
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RE: Street Names

Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:32 am

I have seen a picture of a sign for the intersection of Leever and Bangar streets.
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RE: Street Names

Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:44 am

In Galveston Texas there are "letter" avenues that have 1/2 attached... you'll see "Avenue P", then "P and 1/2" then "Q"...."Q and 1/2"....
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RE: Street Names

Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:46 am

There's a Gay Street in downtown Baltimore too! Forgot about that one...

In West Chester, PA; Gay Street serves as one of the bourough's main westbound thoroughfares. It's also the westernmost leg of PA Route 3 westbound.
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RE: Street Names

Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:49 am

Hey Prosimtec-

Which building are you at over there? Before I started flying, I worked in the 900 Wilshire building for years! Y'know the on with the big chandelier in the vestibule. I believe it was Big Beaver and Crooks. Small world. In addition, my whole life I lived on a street that was my first name. So I heard lots of "Oh how cute, Donna lives on Donna!" Bleech!
 
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RE: Street Names

Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:16 am

Hey Prosimtec-

Which building are you at over there?


I'm near the intersection of Maple and Livernois. Hmmmm Livernois, I guess I could add that to the list too.


 
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RE: Street Names

Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:42 pm

In Anchorage for the downtown streets it goes from A-L. No names just letters. makes it pretty easy to find where you are going.

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RE: Street Names

Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:19 am

Here in Tucson, you can live on Cloud Nine (Drive) or Mile Wide Road if you so desire. If you live in Sierra Vists, Arizona you can get an address on Buffalo Solider Trail as well.
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RE: Street Names

Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:33 am

Detroit has its fair share of weird road names..

some are french like
Livernois
Cadeaux

Other weird ones:
Lahser (yet everybody says "lash-err")

I had a teacher who always used to like to say "There is no Joy on Joy road" as he drove through Detroit.

Gotta love the mile roads (5 to what... 36?)

How about over on the eastside they have a "Schoenherr" (pronounced Shane-err)..

Crooks Road (anybody near Troy knows that one)..





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RE: Street Names

Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:46 am

Only east siders pronounce Lahser "Lash-er". West siders say it correctly "Lah-ser". And try to get and out of towner to say Gratiot! It's hilarious!

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