Group of streets named after famous waterfalls


To chase waterfalls, look no farther than North Las Vegas.

Don't expect to get wet, though, because the waterfalls are 36 namesake streets and a central park in a subdivision at Grand Teton Drive and Aliante Parkway.

Several of the roads bear an American waterfall's whole name, while others don't, said Mark Hall-Patton, administrator of the Clark County museum system.

It is unknown who named the streets, but many namesake falls are in Arkansas, Hall-Patton said.

Below are some of the origins:

-- Moonlight Falls Avenue and Moonlight Falls Park are named after a waterfall in the John Muir Wilderness of California.

-- Lower Saxon Avenue is named for the Saxon Falls near Ironwood, Mich. and Hurley, Wis.

-- Kettle Falls Avenue is named after a Washington city and waterfall.

-- Hawkeye Falls Avenue is named for a formation in Lewis County, Wash.

-- Otter Falls Court is named for the Otter Falls in Washington.

-- Narada Falls Avenue is named is named for Narada Waterfalls and the Narada Falls trail in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.

-- 7 Falls Street is allegedly named after seven cascading falls in Colorado Springs, Colo.

-- Bowers Hollow Avenue, Cougar Falls Street, Devils Canyon Street and Jim Steele Falls Street are in the Ozark National Forest of Arkansas.

-- Hemmed Hollow Street is named for the tallest waterfall in Arkansas, Hall-Patton said.

-- Fishtrap Hollow Street is named for the Fishtrap Hollow Falls in Arkansas

-- Chimney Bluffs and Briggs Gully streets are named for natural formations in New York.

-- Fowler Falls Court is named for a waterfall in the Middle McCloud Falls of California.

Contact Centennial and North Las Vegas View reporter Maggie Lillis at mlillis@viewnews.com or 477-3839.

 

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