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If you've been following the Star's weekly "Street Smarts" stories, you'll ace this quiz on the history of our local street names.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following roads got its name through a possible error, when Pima Country dropped word(s) in authorizing its name?
    • A. 

      (Rosetta) Stone Avenue

    • B. 

      (Ulysses S.) Grant Road

    • C. 

      Hacienda del Sol (School) Road

  • 2. 
    A midtown street is named for Edgar Allan Poe. Did the author have any connection to Tucson?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    Bonney Avenue, between Irvington Road and Iowa Street, was named for
    • A. 

      Billy the Kid, whose alias was William H. Bonney

    • B. 

      Bonnie Prince Charles Edward Stuart, later Charles I

    • C. 

      Star columnist Bonnie Henry’s great-grandfather, Henry Bonney

  • 4. 
    Speedway Boulevard was named
    • A. 

      Wilson Street in 1896, after a Tucson city councilman

    • B. 

      Feldman Street around the turn of the century, after a local photographer and developer

    • C. 

      “The Speedway,” by a group of businessmen gathered in the Columbus Bar in around 1904, after a New York City racetrack

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Limberlost Drive is named
    • A. 

      After Franklin W. Limberlost, prominent local rancher

    • B. 

      After “The Girl of the Limberlost,” a 1909 novel

    • C. 

      After the Limberlost pioneer family, who were lost en route from Missouri to Oregon in the mid-19th century

  • 6. 
    Camino Pio Decimo on Tucson’s east side was named for
    • A. 

      Pima County’s first public information officer, or “PIO,” Harvey Flack

    • B. 

      Native settlers

    • C. 

      Pope Pius X, who became pope in 1903 and was canonized in 1954

  • 7. 
    Cushing Street downtown is named for
    • A. 

      An early upholsterer, George Cushion

    • B. 

      Lt. Howard Cushing, an Indian fighter killed in 1871 by a band of Apache warriors;

    • C. 

      Rex Cushing, an early athlete at the University of Arizona

  • 8. 
    Anna Lester, who owned much of the land north of the University of Arizona, recorded the name "Lester Street" and three other street names in 1905. The three were named for
    • A. 

      A) Waterways (River, Santa Cruz, Wetmore)

    • B. 

      B) Trees (Linden, Seneca, Waverly)

    • C. 

      C) Early UA professors (Hughes, Euclid, Park