The names of dozens of people, fruits, buildings, flowers, fish, and birds await immortalization on Lake Country street signs.
Town officials have compiled a long list of suggested road names, submitted by a variety of sources over the years.
The list, to be reviewed at a town council meeting next week, includes the names of pioneering families like the Claridges, Constables and the Gleeds.
There’s one suggestion to name a future road after Effie Etheridge, the area’s first schoolmarm in 1899.
Also proposed are fruits historically grown in the area, such as Christalina cherries, Gravenstein apple and Meteor cherries. Also proposed are Tadpole, Carp and Crayfish.
Nominees sometimes provide a bit of explanation why they think a certain name is worthy of being affixed to a street sign.
The nomination of Tsigh Kobayashi, for example, states: “One of the most well-known of his large Japanese family, Tsig was the community electrician as well as being the leader of a popular dance band. He advertised his business with the logo, ‘Let me fix your shorts.’”