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      1. Upon California’s admission to the union in 1850, landowners hoped to set off a patriotic land rush in Potrero Hill by naming the streets for other U.S. states. It didn’t work, but the names stuck anyway.
        Unsure if true, but what I found. Also, check this out, a fun read about changing street names after the earthquake:–1909
        “In the last hearing on December 13, Father Sullivan vowed that no matter what changes the Board of Supervisors dictated, “you can’t make us do it,” and the people of the Bayview would “continue to call our avenues by their numerical names.” ”
        The more things change…..