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Dear PoPville – Who Was Willie Wood?

by Prince Of Petworth April 9, 2012 at 10:03 pm 8 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

A couple weeks ago the unit block of N street morphed into Willie Wood Way. Now I’m all for sexual innuendo on street signs, especially when alliteration is involved, but who suddenly renamed my street?”

It was the Council of the District of Columbia:

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed legislation to symbolically designate the unit block of N STreet, N.W. between First Street, N.W., and New York Avenue, N.W., as “Willie Wood Way.”

Willie Wood is:

“a former American football safety for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League.”

NBC Washington reported:

“The Wood family lived on that stretch of road in the 1950s.”

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