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Judy Spooner: A roadmap to how streets are named

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Recently, someone asked me why there are several streets in Cottage Grove that don't seem to fit in with the current alphabetical system.

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Originally, Orrin Thompson, developer, named the streets as homes were built starting in the late '50s. He named some streets after his children, and the rest after trees that were in alphabetical order.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
(651) 459-7600
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