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Some humor in street names

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From page A6 | January 22, 2014 |

It’s been fun following the commentary about Davis street names lately and I thought I would add a few observations of my own.

Most of us recognize the made-up place name of “El Macero” as deriving from the Mace family. But did you know that the main east-west thoroughfare we all refer to with an elegant French-sounding pronunciation is different from how the Covell family said their name? To them, it rhymed with “shovel.”

My favorite Davis street names, though, are in the neighborhood immediately west of Highway 113 that we used to call “Westwood.” I don’t hear it referred to by that name very often anymore, now it’s just a part of West Davis. While running down Arthur Street one morning I came across Burr. Funny, I thought, that someone would name a street after one of the more colorful but least likable characters in American history. But then, why name a street after Chester A. Arthur either?

Then I came across Buchanan, Cleveland, Coolidge and Fillmore and it occurred to me, by gosh, the streets in Westwood are named after the great mediocre presidents in U.S. history. Then I ran down Eisenhower and realized that, true to the predominant politics of our town, the developer who built Westwood was a Democrat — with a sense of humor!

Bruce Hupe
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