The Streets of Sequoyah Hills

Phaeton? Hansom? Coach? Shay?

by John Herrero

If you randomly tapped our telephones some idle afternoon, you might hear strains of “That’s HANSOM without an E!” or “PHAETON, P-H as in Philip…”

Ever wonder where these names came from and what they mean?

Hansom, coach, chariot, phaeton, shay and surrey are varieties of horse-drawn carriages. Better yet, the theme is a pun, considering the wheel-like arrangement of Shay, Phaeton and Coach streets radiating from Hansom.

So for the extremely curious, here’s some extreme trivia.

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