Are you as confused by the Wray street names in the 1900-1930 census schedules as I was when I first looked at them? The following table is my best shot at ending the confusion. Wray street names were "normalized" and house numbers assigned about 1920. A 1922 map of the town of Wray can be found in the Standard Atlas of Yuma County Colorado.
This listing does not include "modern developments" that have been added to the town.
|East - West
From the north side of the 1930s town
|North Railway Street||North Railway Street|
|South Railway Street||South Railway Street|
|Pearl Street||Cheyenne Street.|
|1st Street||First St - 1910 census
Arapahoe Street - 1920 map
|2nd Street||Bijou Street.|
|3rd Street||Kiowa Street|
|4th Street||Pawnee Street|
|5th Street||Beaver Street|
|6th Street||School Street|
|7th Street||County Road|
|8th Street||Pine Street|
|9th Street||Ash Street
(Not to be confused with today's Ash Street)
|10th Street||Spruce Street|
|11st Street||Maple Street|
|12th Street||Willow Street|
|North - South
From the east side of the 1930s town.
|Hickory Street||Harding Street|
|Grove Street||Laird / Haigler Road|
|Filbert Street||Oak Street|
|Elm Street||Elm Street|
|Douglas Street||Spring Street|
|Cedar Street||Cedar Street|
|Birch Street||Elk Street|
|Ash Street||Antelope Street|
|Main Street||Chief Street|
|Adams Street||Republican Street|
|Blake Street||Arickaree Street (1886)
Arapahoe Street (1905)
South Blake Street up the canyon to
the flats was the "Burlington Road"
|Clay Street||Coyote Street|
|Dexter Street||Buffalo Street|
|Emerson Street||Olive Street|
|Franklin Street||Holden Street|
|Grant Street||Hayes Street|
|Hale Street||"P" Street|
|Jackson Street||Jackson Street|
|King Street||King Street|
|Lincoln Street||Lincoln Street|
The 1920 census lists 12 houses on "Central Street" but I haven't been able to connect Central with a modern street name. On the same page as Central the 1920 census lists several people on "Eagle Street" including Doctor and Mrs. Kitsmiller who lived at 327 E 3rd St. in 1930.
I could use your help in adding Central and Eagle to the listing.
If you have corrections to this listing please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Wray Street Names
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