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Old 01-01-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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In Monument, CO is a "Beacon Light Road" which I'd bet goes back to the early days of aviation. Way back in/around the WW-I era there'd be "signal fires" lit each night along air corridors so the earliest air mail planes could see to fly at night with the mail. No doubt they were later replaced with electric lights aka beacons.

Lot of roads have unique names.

Most old rural towns usually have a Railroad Avenue, a Main Street and a Market Street as well. Many old waterfront towns have a Dock Street and/or a Wharf Street.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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When I moved to Denver I was driving around and discovered I was on Jack Ass Hill (south Littleton area) And this was named after~~~~????
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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When I moved to Denver I was driving around and discovered I was on Jack Ass Hill (south Littleton area) And this was named after~~~~????
LITTLETON HISTORY - Jackass Hill
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. . . Then came 1917-18 when some enterprising man, thinking to corner the market on mules during World War I, tried to secure monopoly prices from the Army. The entrepreneur bought up American and Mexican mules by the score and prepared to make his fortune. But Germany surrendered on November 9, 1918 and the Army refused to buy.

The mule owner, so goes the legend, pastured his animals near the lane leading from Prince St. west to Santa Fe. "The story I have always heard is that the mules were left there to starve and the (hill and) road was named for them," said Mr. Lyman Ditson, who had lived near the Prince and Jackass Hill corner for 36 years. . .
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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Alrighty then

Thanks for the info
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