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Naming NoPa's Streets

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Most of NoPa's street names come from dead white men, but they are at least interesting dead white men. Fulton Street was named after Robert Fulton, a designer of submarines and warships in the 18th century, while Broderick Street honors David C. Broderick, who funded his political career with his gold mining earnings. Nathaniel Lyon, the namesake of Lyon Street, was known for his "shabby appearance" with unpolished boots and a faded uniform, and his accomplishments as a general. [Hoodline]