Did you know that Cole Street was named after a lawyer from Auburn, New York? Or that Columbus Avenue actually refers to Christopher Columbus? How about Stockton Street? Did you know that it was named after Commodore Robert F. Stockton, who was the military leader that claimed California for the US? Interesting tidbits, eh?
Just who was Sutter, and where does Leavenworth come from? How about Bush Street? Did you hear that it was renamed “Obama Street” on Inauguration Day? Well, that last one may have been a prank, but we recently discovered an awesome website that details the origins of San Francisco’s street names.
Click HERE and give it a glance on your next coffee break. We think you’ll find it both interesting and engaging.
Oh, and if you want to learn more about the Bush to Obama Street prank, click HERE.
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