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Fun Streets In Denver

These streets are near us - and they are fun!

Denver uses a numbers and letters system for it's streets. For the most part, East/west streets are numbers and north south streets are letters. The alphabet has to keep repeating, so they used a system where one set is plants, the next is states in the union, and other similar schemes. We happen to live in the American Indian tribe set of streets. So, depending on exactly where you intersect them, our streets are:

  • Acoma
  • Bannock
  • Cherokee
  • Delaware
  • Elati
  • Fox
  • Galapago
  • Huron
  • Inca
  • Santa Fe OR Jason depending on your locale
  • Kalamath
  • Lipan
  • Mariposa
  • Navajo
  • Osage
  • Pecos
  • Quivas
  • Raritan
  • Shoshone
  • Tejon
  • Umatilla
  • Vallejo
  • Wyandot
  • Zuni

Isn't that fun!

Edited to add: Colorado Public Radio has a story on the Denver street names and history with even more details.

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More fun streets!

More fun streets!

These run East-West starting about 2 miles south of the city. They are "higher education" themed



  • Amherst

  • Bates

  • Cornell

  • Dartmouth

  • Eastman

  • Floyd

  • Girard

  • Hampden

  • Ithaca

  • Jefferson

  • Kenyon

  • Lehigh

  • Mansfield

  • Nassau

  • Oxford

  • Princeton

  • Quincy

  • Radcliff

  • Stanford

  • Tufts

  • Union



further north and out of sequence are:


  • Harvard

  • Vassar

  • Yale


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