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Many streets are named ­by developers. Some are obvious in their origins -- Minnesota and Frazee. Some are named after a city leader -- Holmes and Phinney -- and some after geography -- Summit, or the top of Fox Hill.

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What's in a street name?

Maybe it's to honor a leader -- like presidents Cleveland (Avenue), McKinley (Avenue), Jackson (Avenue), Lincoln (Avenue), Washington (Avenue), Madison (Avenue) and Woodrow (Avenue) for example.


Or maybe it's a local leader, local resident, Civil War leader or just some favorite names of developers.

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