New section of Sidney's 'Toledo Street' to be named 'Pole Creek - Scottsbluff Area News, Sports, and Weather

New section of Sidney's 'Toledo Street' to be named 'Pole Creek Crossing'

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The eastward extension of Sidney's 'Toledo Street' will soon be known as 'Pole Creek Crossing'.

The new road will run from Fort Sidney Road east, into the new development area.

City Manager Gary Person says "Pole Creek Crossing' is named after a historical crossing that outdates even the state of Nebraska.

"Before there was a Sidney, before there was a Cheyenne County, before there was even a Nebraska, there was a famous crossing along what's now today known as Lodgepole Creek, but the old territorial maps carried the name Pole Creek.
"So it was known on the territorial map as 'Pole Creek' and there was this famous crossing that went across where the Pony Express came across the Oregon Trail. Again, this was before Sidney even existed, and this was just east of town here."

Person says historian and former Sidney city council member Loren Avey wrote a book on the he crossing called (Before There Was A Sidney, There Was) "The Pole Creek Crossing."

"Its a pleasure that the council was willing to have the street carry the significant name," Person said.
The existing portion of Toledo Street from 10th Avenue to Fort Sidney Road could also be changed to Pole Creek Crossing, pending city council consideration and approval.


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