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Old 01-31-17, 11:14 AM
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Old 01-31-17, 11:20 AM
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Surprised no Richmonders have pointed out the nearby place name: "Short Pump"


Formerly a stage coach stop on "Three Chopt Road" on the way to the mountains.
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Old 01-31-17, 01:20 PM
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How about mailboxes? Seen on a box in rural western Wisconsin was this poor fellows name - Dick Putz. Why not Rich, Richard, etc?


In Minneapolis we have the intersection of Emerson and Lake. No Palmer nearby, however.


In Fridley, Minnesota there is a subdivision with all musically themed streets. My favorite is Concerto Curve. Nearby are Tempo Terrace and Lyric Lane.
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Old 01-31-17, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Oh My God Road, Idaho Springs, CO. Named by an early traveler for obvious reasons
My brother is in Gilpin county, been on that road numerous times and the road above the Moffat tunnel.
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Old 01-31-17, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
dedhed, I actually hung out with friends at that park when in High School. Later I learned that Major Richard Bong was known as the Army Air Corps "Ace of Aces". He shot down over 40 enemy planes, confirmed, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was pulled stateside, as his high profile made it unwise to risk having the enemy shoot him down, and was made a test pilot.

While I sure didn't know it when I was, well, bonging along at the park, the man was a national hero. His death was reported on the front page of all major newspapers, which is remarkable as news of his death shared the day with another major story: the first atomic bomb being detonated over Hiroshima.
Some friends of mine own hunting land with Bong's grandson, who interestingly, is a commercial pilot.
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Old 02-01-17, 05:52 PM
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Old 02-01-17, 08:06 PM
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Old 02-01-17, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
What were you doing in CA?
I drove cross country and back for eight weeks.

Long Island to Ohio for a wedding, Bar-b-que in St. Louis, Rocky Mountain National Park, Canyonland and Arches in Utah, four corners, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Sedona, visited an Uncle in Phoenix, Hoover Dam, spent about 30 minutes in Vegas and wound up spending about a week in the desert exploring Death Valley and such. The desert fascinated me.

I have a picture of myself "Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona" in a box somewhere. Didn't see the girl (my Lord) in a flat bed Ford though.

I've been to 0 Rd (zero road) and 1/2 Rd in Mack, Colorado.

I've been to Hell and Jupiter.

Here in Georgia we have
Jot em Down Rd.
Booger Holler Rd.
Santa Clause Rd.
Blue Car Body Rd.


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Old 02-01-17, 09:26 PM
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In Mountain Brook AL there's Easy Street. Mobile has This, That, and Next streets.

Out in California there's Infinite Loop. Who'd name a street Infinite Loop?
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There's a Yellow Brick Road. Backlick Rd. Shotgun Court. Pohick Rd. We have a Clydesdale Rd too. All those are just north of me, including Bunny Man Bridge which is said to be haunted lol
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Man


Down the street there is a subdivision called the "State Streets" by the locals - A huge maze of streets named after all the states.
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Old 02-02-17, 04:23 AM
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There's a Street Sign thread over in the Living Car Free forum ...

http://www.bikeforums.net/living-car...eet-signs.html
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Old 02-02-17, 06:26 AM
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If you live in Anchorage you can drive down Our Road.
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Old 02-02-17, 10:21 AM
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On one of my riding routes, there's a creek I cross called Fourmile Creek. I have no idea why it's named that, since looking on Google Earth it's around 8 miles long, not counting all the twists & turns.
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Old 02-02-17, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I drove cross country and back for eight weeks.

Long Island to Ohio for a wedding, Bar-b-que in St. Louis, Rocky Mountain National Park, Canyonland and Arches in Utah, four corners, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Sedona, visited an Uncle in Phoenix, Hoover Dam, spent about 30 minutes in Vegas and wound up spending about a week in the desert exploring Death Valley and such. The desert fascinated me.

I have a picture of myself "Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona" in a box somewhere. Didn't see the girl (my Lord) in a flat bed Ford though.

I've been to 0 Rd (zero road) and 1/2 Rd in Mack, Colorado.

I've been to Hell and Jupiter.

Here in Georgia we have
Jot em Down Rd.
Booger Holler Rd.
Santa Clause Rd.
Blue Car Body Rd.


-Tim-

Good stuff. Hoover Dam is a fun tour.

Booger Holler.
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Old 02-02-17, 11:10 AM
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In Indiana, at the Northeast end of Wawasee Lake, there is a housing development called "Enchanted Hills".
Many of the street names are inspired by children's stories.

A guy I knew who lived there, got pulled over by a cop on suspicion of driving drunk, (he was).
Things got rather tense when the cop asked him where he lived and his slurred answer was: "Humpty Dumpty Lane".
The cop thought he was mouthing off.

Enchanted Hills: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4027...6686703,16.29z
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Old 02-02-17, 11:11 AM
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Volleyball CT (always cheers me up), Gopherbroke Rd, Kantagree Trail, and ******* Rd.

ETA, why is R E D D I T T a censored word?
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Old 02-02-17, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Santa Clause Rd.

If he's a dependent Clause does that mean he's on welfare?


BTW...There is a Santa Claus Rd. in Butte, Montana.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Good stuff. Hoover Dam is a fun tour.

Booger Holler.


I've a friend who lives in Hanging Dog, North Carolina.
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Originally Posted by CrankyOne View Post
Out in California there's Infinite Loop. Who'd name a street Infinite Loop?
There used to be a company with it's R&D division at 1 Better Way.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
On one of my riding routes, there's a creek I cross called Fourmile Creek. I have no idea why it's named that, since looking on Google Earth it's around 8 miles long, not counting all the twists & turns.
Is it about four miles from a town, what used to be a town, or major intersection? Where I was a kid there was a place called Six Mile Corner because it was a highway junction six miles from town.
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Old 02-02-17, 09:29 PM
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Old 02-03-17, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
Is it about four miles from a town, what used to be a town, or major intersection? Where I was a kid there was a place called Six Mile Corner because it was a highway junction six miles from town.
It's only about a mile and a half from the nearest town, and I really can't find anything significant it's four miles from.
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yabutt it's got to be four miles from something.


We have a gas station know locally as The 44 Store. Maybe 44 miles from something. Actually, it used to be on highway 44. The changed the name of the highway to Hwy 550, but it remains the 44 Store.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
It's only about a mile and a half from the nearest town, and I really can't find anything significant it's four miles from.
Maybe the guy who named it walked the mile and a half and thought it seemed like 4. I can see that happening.
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Yep - that's the exit to 16 mile road, also known as Big Beaver Road in Troy, Mi.

Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
noone in this life time will ever top exit 69 just north of Detroit.

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