Monday, August 20, 2012

A rose by any other name...

YrHmblHst was down at the Tulsa Historical Society the other day to go through the KAKC exhibit again before it closed, and made a couple of Peoria related enquiries whilst I was there. Learned something interesting...
Peoria was originally named 'Cruces' and then 'Pearl St' . Now, from what I can tell, these names were applied to North Peoria only, as South Peoria didn't exist, per se, at the time. Although it does appear that 'Pearl' was affixed to the thoroughfare late enough for it to include the area up to, and slighlty past, 6th St South. So South Peoria as we know it was originally Pearl Street. One wonders, had the street name not changed, would the title of this blog be the 'Sleepless Strand'?

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