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Old 08-10-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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OK who names the streets in the greater Las Vegas area and suburbs. Don't take me wrong I am from back east but moving to LV next year. Some of the names are a bit abstract compared to east coast standards. I find it quite charming and amusing. I just wonder who get's to dream up the names. These type of names would not fly to well back East they are to Puritan thinking and proper to allow some of these names. What are your options about the names and which one do you think is the best.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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the names are chosen by the developers mow I believe and when one street crosses 3 entities such as NLV LV and then CLARK COUNTY the name changes with each government
OR in some cases there will be a sreet that starts by Boulder Hwy and runs tpwards the Strip
Anopther one Starts out west and runs towards the strip....assume they are about one half a block apart.....East to West ends at Paradise Rod....West to EAST ends at the strip...the decide to connect them.....with a little swoopy S curve.....NOW you HAVE [Atarting from Decateur and driving EAST....Spring Mountain Road/Sands Ave/Twain and yo NEVER change lanes


and THEN you have street like Patrick Lane alongside the runway at the Airport....it got is name because Bob Patricks dad had an acre out there east of the Airyport and he called the dirt road down to his house Patrick Lane
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I like the Tolkien-inspired names at that development in Mountain's Edge -- Evenstar, Haldir St., Mirkwood Ave.

If I was any more of a geek, I'd try to find a house at the corner of Mithril and Arwen.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Paradise Road was a DIRT rd that took off from the strip and ran behind the hotels out to Paradise Township....it was only a pair of truck tracks that ldt out to one of the ranches out there....so they paved it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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What's the matter???...you don't like Bob Stupak Boulevard?

(PS...some of their schools are equally named oddly!)
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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MOST are named after former long term teachers or Principals....Kenny Guinn, Bob Miller etc or people that built the school
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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MOST are named after former long term teachers or Principals....Kenny Guinn, Bob Miller etc or people that built the school
If you can't get a street named after yourself in Las Vegas...the next best thing is to get a building named after yourself.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Yep all depends on what yu did or who you did it to
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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What's the matter???...you don't like Bob Stupak Boulevard?

(PS...some of their schools are equally named oddly!)

As a fan of the old Vegas, I had quite a bit of fun reading Stupak's book, "Win!" (I found a signed copy at a thrift.) And then comparing that to "Bob Stupak and Me: A Sentimental Journey," which is a short blog entry that can be read here.

In his book, Bob talks about jetting to Paris on a whim, seeing the Eiffel tower, and telling his accountant he wants to build the tallest tower in Vegas.

The blog entry describes the cheesy, tacky, stinky mess that was Vegas World and the construction of the tower.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Visited Vegas World in my very first visit to LV in 1993. Loved it...because it was different than all the others. Fell in love with Crapless Craps. Bob Stupak represented Vegas luck (good AND bad) like no other could.
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