Order of state streets on Potrero Hill

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Does any one know why the north south streets on Potrero Hill that have states names were placed in that particular order?

-- Carl White (carlw@apple.com), October 26, 2001


I suspect somebody tossed the names into a hat. They're neither in order by date of admission, nor alphabetically by capitol city:

12/03/1818, Illinois, Springfield

06/01/1796, Tennessee, Nashville

05/11/1858, Minnesota, St. Paul

12/11/1816, Indiana, Indianapolis

12/12/1787, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

12/10/1817, Mississippi, Jackson

12/29/1845, Texas , Austin

08/10/1821, Missouri, Jefferson City

01/09/1788, Connecticut, Hartford

06/15/1836, Arkansas, Little Rock

05/29/1848, Wisconsin, Madison

11/21/1789 , North Carolina, Raleigh

05/23/1788 , South Carolina, Columbia

05/29/1790, Rhode Island, Providence

01/29/1861, Kansas, Topeka

-- Rosa Debonneheure (rosadebon@yahoo.com), October 29, 2001.

Also, some of the numbered streets on Potrero Hill used to be named after California counties, at least until they were "connected" to the numbers coming out of the Mission District. Mariposa Street, located between 17th and 18th Street is a remnant of this.

Scott Trimble
Pacific Northwest Movies.

-- Scott Trimble (stst@stst.net), October 30, 2001.

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