Have you ever found yourself looking at a street sign and wondering?..."that's sure a strange name for a street".

This area seems to have an over-abundance of streets named after daughters/granddaughters of former contractors and builders. We even have some streets with 3 names. For instance, if you drive on Broadway St. in Waterloo, it turns into Franklin St., and then the next thing you know, you're on Dubuque Road. Try explaining that to someone new to the area.

The Cedar Valley area also has your typical city street names. We have streets named after trees, states and former presidents. All the conventional street names for traditional cities in the Midwest. We also have some really weird ones. Let's take a look at some of them and explore the background behind each name.

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