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by Carlos Alcala

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0979123313, Paperback)

A Quick Way to Pick Up Witty Street Smarts About Sacramento

This informative and quirky street name survey highlights over 400 of the Sacramento region s notable and not so notable streets. Explore ten distinct sections of the Sacramento region from city neighborhoods such as Midtown and Land Park, to the new suburbs of Elk Grove and Natomas, and out to Folsom and Davis.

Learn the fascinating social history of the people including John Sutter, Joan Didion, the Curtis Family, Adolph Teichert, General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Joseph Folsom and dozens of others, whose lives form an integral part of these places.

Carlos Alcal√°, columnist for the Sacramento Bee, is one of the region s wittiest and most engaging writers. With his alter ego, the Whys Guy, he delves into Sacramento s rich history to create this entertaining guidebook of the origins of local street names.

Was Dead Cat Alley in Woodland named for a poisonous mistake or a local blue plate special? Why does the Sacramento grid have a street for every letter except Z? What Land Park street is named for a baseball player? It might not be the one that you think. To find out the answers to the above, and whether Tesla Way was named for the inventor or the rock band, you ll want this book.

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