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Sacramento Street - Sacramento, the capital of California and seat of Sacramento County, is situated in the north central part of the state, about 145 km (90 mi) northeast of San Francisco at the junction of the Sacramento and American rivers. The city's population is 369,365 (1990 census) and that of the metropolitan area is 1,481,102. Vulnerable to floods, Sacramento is protected by massive dike and bypass systems. The state government and nearby military installations are major employers. Sacramento's harbor is connected by a deep-water ship channel to San Francisco Bay. The city's principal industrial products are military and aerospace-electronics equipment, as well as bricks, soaps, and furniture. Sacramento's food-processing and packaging industry is dependent on fruits, vegetables, and grains grown in the surrounding Sacramento Central Valley. Sacramento is the site of several colleges, including the California State University at Sacramento (1947). The Crocker Art Museum, the state capitol (1861-74), and Fort Sutter are points of interest. In 1839, John Augustus Sutter founded a colony for his fellow Swiss on the site and soon built Fort Sutter, a trading post. After gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in nearby Coloma (1848), Sacramento grew and prospered in the California gold rush. It became the state capital in 1854. Its growth was assured when it was chosen as the terminus of both the pony express and California's first railroad, the Sacramento Valley.

Sagamore Road
- This is a city in New York. Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay, was also where Theodore Roosevelt died.

Salem Street - Salem Street is named for a city in Massachusetts. Salem (1990 population., 38,091), the seat of Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts, lies on the Atlantic coast about 26 km (16 mi) northeast of Boston. Once a leading U.S. port and the scene of the Salem Witch Trials (1692), Salem now manufactures electrical machinery, chemicals, games, and leather goods. Its federal-style houses, museums, and historical sites attract many tourists. Salem State College (1854) is there. Salem was founded in 1626 by Roger Conant. Its shipping trade grew in the 17th century but had declined by the early 19th century. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born there in 1804.

Salisbury Road - Salisbury, also called New Sarum, is a city in Wiltshire, southern England, on the River Avon. Located about 130 km (80 mi) southwest of London, the district has a population of 103,200 (1991). It is a commercial and tourist center. The economy centers on cattle and poultry marketing, brewing, printing, leatherwork, and tourism. Salisbury's principal landmark is its cathedral (built 1220-66), which has the highest church spire (123 m/404 feet) in England (see Salisbury Cathedral). Salisbury's origins date back to an early Iron Age fortification, Old Sarum, north of the present city. It grew under Saxon and Norman rule and became a bishopric in 1075. The present cathedral was founded in the valley south of Old Sarum in 1228. The city of Salisbury developed around the cathedral and flourished in the later Middle Ages as a textile center.

Salmon Brook Drive - Salmon Brook Drive was named for its close proximity to the Salmon Brook River.

Salmon Street - Salmon, along with trout, chars, graylings, and whitefishes, comprise the family Salmonidae and are valuable as both a commercial and a sport fish. The four genera, which include Salmo and Oncorhynchus, are found in cold or temperate waters. Widely distributed, the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, for example, can be found in American waters north of Cape Cod and in eastern Canada; from North America east to the Kara River, including Iceland and Greenland; and in European seas and rivers as far south as Portugal. Although salmon and trout resemble one another--for example, in having vomerine teeth on the roof bone of the mouth--they usually show differences in the color patterns of their bodies. These fish are popular in Nashua.

Sanders Street - Sanders Street was named for Sanders Associates, the company which bought out Jackson Mills on Canal Street

Sands Street - Sands Street was named for former Mayor of Nashua, Thomas Sands, who served in that capacity in 1894.

Santa Fe Road - Santa Fe is a city in north central New Mexico, the state capital and the seat of Santa Fe County. The city has a population of 55,859 (1990 census). Located along the Santa Fe River, Santa Fe is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and lies at an elevation of about 2,131 m (6,990 feet). The city's rich historic past and its blend of Indian, Spanish, and American cultures, as well as the dry, sunny climate, make year-round tourism a major industry. The Los Alamos National Laboratory, several national monuments, and the Pueblo Indian reservations, including that of the Taos Indians, are nearby. A number of museums preserve the city's Indian and Spanish heritage. The Palace of Governors (built 1609-10) is one of the city's many museums, housing a collection of southwestern art, archaeology, and anthropology. The nationally known Santa Fe Opera performs in its open-air theater from June through August. Santa Fe was founded in 1609 by the Spaniard Don Pedro de Peralta as the administrative and missionary center of a large Spanish-controlled region. Following a revolt in 1680, the Pueblo Indians occupied the city until it was retaken (1692) by the Spanish. As the western terminus of the Santa Fe Trail, the city became an important commercial center after Mexican independence from Spain in 1821. During the Mexican War, Santa Fe was occupied (1846) by U.S. troops under Gen. Stephen W. Kearny. When the U.S. Territory of New Mexico was organized in 1850, Santa Fe became its capital, retaining that status when New Mexico entered (1912) the Union.

Santerre Street - This street was named for a developer, whose family is prominent in Nashua.

Sapling Circle - One of the streets named after trees is Sapling Circle. A sapling is a young tree.

Sarana Drive -This street may relate to New York.

Sarstoa Avenue - This street may relate to New York.

Sargent Avenue
- Sargent was a mayor of Nashua 1871, 1924-27. The family was prominent in Nashua for many years and involved in various businesses.

Satin Avenue - Satin is a smooth, lustrous fabric usually made of silk, although cotton and synthetic fibers also produce satinlike fabrics. In satin weaving the warp (vertical) yarns usually pass, or "float," over five or more filling (crosswise) yarns to produce an even, smooth surface. In some instances the filling yarn floats. The name satin may have been derived, through the Arabic Zaytuni, from Zaitun, an unknown city in China where the fabric was allegedly first made. Sateen is a cotton fabric woven with a satin weave. Satin damask has a Jacquard pattern, and slipper satin has a silk warp and a cotton filling. It was popular in colonial Dunstable and was a fabric that symbolized wealth.

Saturn Lane - Saturn orbits the Sun at a mean distance of 1.427 billion km (0.893 billion mi) with a period of 29.4577 tropical years. The orbit is inclined 2.49 degrees to the ecliptic, or Earth-orbital, plane and has an eccentricity of 0.0556. At Saturn's distance from the Sun, it receives only 0.01 of the unit solar radiation flux that the Earth does. Among planets in the solar system, Saturn is second in size only to Jupiter; Saturn has an equatorial diameter of 120,660 km (74,980 mi). Its volume would enclose about 769 Earth-sized bodies. Saturn's internal rotation period, defined by periodic radio emissions, is 10.657 hours. This fast rotation is responsible for Saturn's equatorial bulge and oblate shape. The equatorial-polar-diameter ratio is 1.12 to 1. Saturn's mass is 5.686 X 10(26) kg (12.54 X 10(26) lb), or 95.147 times the Earth's. Thus the average density is only 0.69 g/cu cm (43 lb/cu ft), which is much less than water, indicating a very deep atmosphere and a very small core.

Savoy Street - Savoy is a region of southeastern France that extends from Lake Geneva to the Isere River and borders on the Italian frontier. Its command of the western Alpine passes into Italy enhances its strategic importance. Savoy was the original domain of the Savoy dynasty, which ruled Italy from 1861 to 1946. Savoy's early Celtic inhabitants were conquered by the Romans in 121 BC. During the 5th century AD the Burgundians gained control of the region, which passed in 534 to the Frankish kingdom of Burgundy. Savoy came under the suzerainty of the Holy Roman emperor in 1033. Count Humbert I the Whitehanded, founder of the House of Savoy, then controlled much of the region. The Savoy dukes increasingly favored their Italian lands, as French designs on Savoy, which was largely French-speaking, grew. The dukes transferred their capital to Piedmont in 1563. France annexed Savoy in 1792, but it was restored to the House of Savoy in 1815. In 1860, however, after a plebiscite, the region was returned to France, and the French acquiesced to the rule of the House of Savoy over a kingdom in north central Italy. Various people who lived in Nashua of French ancestry might have come from this area.

Sawmill Road - This street was likely named for a sawmill that existed in Nashua during earlier times.

Saxon Lane - This was named for an ancient race in England and a group of people. The Saxons, a Germanic people, were once thought to be the tribe mentioned by the geographer Ptolemy as living in modern Schleswig in the 2d century AD. Some historians now doubt this interpretation. By the 5th century, however, the Saxons had settled in Britain and Gaul as well as northwestern Germany. Fierce warriors, they conquered the Bructuari and controlled much of northwest Germany before 700. During the 6th and 7th centuries various Saxon groups fought against the Merovingians, a Frankish dynasty. In 772, Charlemagne embarked on a campaign to conquer the Saxon people and convert them to Christianity, warring with them almost annually for 32 years. The Saxons, under the leadership of Widukind, proved stubborn, but Charlemagne ultimately triumphed through the use of mass deportations, executions, and generous rewards to those who cooperated with the Frankish conquest. This extended conflict instilled in the Saxons a dislike for the Franks that survived for centuries.

School Street - School Street was once the location of an early school in Dunstable.

Scotia Way - This street was likely named for Scotland, Terre Scotia, the land of the Scots. Scotland is the northern part of the island of Great Britain and a constituent part of the United Kingdom. It extends 441 km (274 mi) from its border with England north to Duncansby Head. Scotland is washed by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and north and the North Sea on the east. Offshore are numerous islands, including the Inner and Outer Hebrides to the west and the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands to the north.

Scott Avenue - Scott Avenue is located in the poet section of town. It is named for Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish poet and novelist. Sir Walter Scott achieved unprecedented popularity during his lifetime with his narrative poems and historical romances. He succeeded in re-creating periods of history through accurate description and skillful characterization and was among the first writers who stressed the relationship of characters to their environment. Although Scott's popularity as a novelist has declined since the 19th century, such classics as Ivanhoe and Waverley remain widely read, and he is regarded as an important figure in the development of the novel.

Scripture Street - This street is located in the religious district of Nashua. The Holy Scripture is an important part of Christianity and during mass, reading passages of it is part of the Liturgy of the Word.

Searles Road - Searles Road was named for a Mayor of Nashua(1866-67) The Searles family was prominent in Nashua, and this road once led to their property.

Seminole Drive - The Seminole are a tribe of North American Indians who left their traditional homeland in Georgia after separating from the Creek during the 18th century to live independently in Florida. Their Hitchiti language is in the Muskogean branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock. Many escaped black slaves took refuge with the Seminole, whose culture was typically Creek. They farmed, hunted, and fished, and observed the summer green corn dance. They are in a section of Nashua with Indian tribe names.

Seneca Drive - The Seneca, an Iroquoian-speaking North American Indian tribe of the original Five Nations Iroquois League, traditionally occupied a territory between the Genesee River and Seneca Lake in what is now New York State. Guardians of the strategic Western Door of the longhouse that symbolized the Great League, they were reputed to be among the most respected and feared North American Indian tribes. Eight Seneca sachems were represented on the League's Grand Council. During the American Revolution, the Seneca sided with the British. Famous Seneca political figures included Cornplanter, Red Jacket, and the warrior-turned-prophet, Handsome Lake. Seneca Drive is located with other Native American streets.

Sequoia Circle - Sequoia Circle is located in the tree street district of Nashua. Once widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, the approximately 40 species of redwoods have dwindled to only 3: two in California and one in China. The redwoods, also called sequoias, are members of the family Taxodiaceae, which is variously called the redwood, bald-cypress, or swamp-cypress family.

Shakespeare Road - Shakespeare Road is located in the poet district of Nashua.

Shattuck Street - Jebediah Shattuck, for whom Shattuck Street was named, served as a Representative to General Court in 1834.

Shawmut Avenue - Shawmut was the Algonquin name used to describe the area of present-day Boston, which inspired the developer to choose this name.

Shawn Avenue - This street was named for a relative of the neighborhood's developer.

Shawnee Drive - The Shawnee ("southerners") are a North American Indian tribe of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock who had moved from the upper Ohio valley to territory around the Cumberland River in present-day Kentucky and Tennessee by the mid-17th century. At that time they numbered an estimated 1,500. Their five divisions moved frequently. The Hathawekela, for example, lived on the Savannah River in 1675; in 1700 they were in Pennsylvania; in the 1730s they lived among the Upper Creek. The Piqua moved into Pennsylvania and Illinois, and with Wyandot permission they settled (1730) north of the Ohio River.

Shedds Avenue - This street was named for former Mayor of Nashua, Albert Shedd, who served from 1907 to 1910.

Sheffield Road - Sheffield, England, UK. Was the inspiration for this street name. Other streets in this area are named for British towns and cities. Sheffield, the largest city in South Yorkshire, England, with a population of 500,500 (1991), lies about 225 km (140 mi) northwest of London. Industries include the manufacturing of steel, brass, chemicals, paints, and food processing. The city has a university (1905) and a 12th-century church and castle. Sheffield was established by the early 12th century. Since at least the 14th century, it has been noted for its cutlery industry. Smiths and cutlers used the local gritstone for grinding, first in water-powered and later in steam-powered mills. In 1742, Thomas Boulsover invented Sheffield plate, a method for fusing silver on copper. After Henry Bessemer developed his steel-making process there in 1856, and after the arrival of the railroad in 1876, the city became a center for heavy industry.

Sheridan Street - This street was named for General Phillip Henry Sheridan, a General of Union forces in the Civil War. When the Civil War began, Sheridan served as federal quartermaster in southwestern Missouri and participated in the advance by Henry Halleck on Corinth, Miss., in the spring of 1862. As a division commander he held his position against Confederate attacks at Perryville, Ky. (October 1862), and at Stones River, Tenn. (December 1862-January 1863). He was unable to maintain his lines at Chickamauga in September 1863 but redeemed himself in November by storming Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga (see Chattanooga, Battles of), where his combativeness and leadership qualities attracted the favorable attention of U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

Sherman Street - General William T. Sherman was a General of Union forces in the Civil War and this street is with other Civil War-inspired names. At the start of the Civil War the fiery-tempered Sherman rejoined the army as a colonel and commanded a brigade at the First Battle of Bull Run (July 1861). In September he headed a military department at Louisville, Ky., where he clashed with newspaper correspondents over the need to maintain military secrecy. His quarrels with the press, combined with his pessimistic assessment of the number of troops needed, led to rumors that he was insane and his temporary suspension.

Sherwood Drive - This street was named for Sherwood Forest, and is located between exits 6 and 7, near Dublin Avenue.

Shetland Road - Shetland Road was named for the Shetland pony. Although the smallest breed of pony, the Shetland pony has greater strength for its size than any other member of the horse family. It originated in the Shetland Islands off of northern Scotland, where it thrived in bitter weather with only salt-marsh grasses, seaweed, and rough heather to eat. It may be only 6.5 hands (66 cm/26 in) tall and is limited to 11.5 hands (1.17 m/46 in) by the American Shetland Pony Club. It also may be any color and has a small head and ears and a thick mane and tail. The Shetland can easily carry a full-size adult and is an ideal harness pony.

Shore Drive Road - Shore Drive Road was named for its location. It runs along the shore of the Nashua River and thus, this view inspired the developer to name it Shore Drive Road.

Short Avenue - The name for Short Avenue was named for its relative length to Long Avenue, which intersects it.

Silver Drive - Silver Drive was named for the element silver (AG). Silver is a heavy metallic element with a brilliant white luster. The chemical symbol for silver, Ag, derives from its Latin name, argentum, meaning "white and shining"--an apt description. The metal has been used as currency since ancient times, both in the mass (bullion) and in the form of coins. Silver shares Group IB of the periodic table with gold and copper. Silver, gold, platinum, and mercury are together categorized as noble metals because they do not oxidize readily when heated, nor do they dissolve in most of the inorganic acids. Because of silver's value it is also categorized as a precious metal, as are gold, platinum, iridium, and palladium.

Silverton Drive - This street is named after a town in the western United States. Silverton (1990 population., 716), the seat of San Juan County in southwestern Colorado, is a 19th-century silver-mining town that today maintains itself by tourism. Located at an altitude of 2,836 m (9,305 feet), it is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. Originally named Baker's Park, the settlement changed its name after the discovery of silver in 1871. Between 1882 and 1918 the Las Animas district mines produced some $65-million worth of silver ore. The local economy got a big boost with the arrival of Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in 1882.

Sioux Drive/Avenue - This is a street located in the American Indian themed section of Nashua. The Sioux are a group of North American Indian tribes of the Great Plains area. Their Siouan language is spoken in various dialects by tribes across the United States. The three main Sioux groups are the Lakota to the west, the Dakota to the east, and the Nakota between them. Each group is composed of several bands. The Lakota, or Teton Sioux, include the Oglala, Brule, Hunkpapa, Minneconjou, Itazipcho, Oohenonpa, and Sihasapa (Blackfeet). Together, the Sioux numbered about 30,000 in the mid-18th century. They were outstanding warriors, fighting not only hostile tribes but also white intruders and the army troops that protected them. To the Sioux, fighting was in many ways a game based on valor and bravery; they might simply touch an adversary, representing a kill, and let him live. Prestige was won through deeds, which were validated by a recital of the facts, because truthfulness was a paramount virtue. Sioux culture is characterized by mobility on horseback, a buffalo economy, vision quests, soldier societies, and the Sun dance. Religion stresses an omnipotent supernatural power (wakan) and the sacredness of the peace pipe, or calumet.

Sirelle Court - Sirelle Court was named after a relative of this neighborhood's developer.

Skyview/Skyline/Sky Meadow Drive - These two streets are part of the Sky Meadow development and were named by the developer to commemorate this important project.

Snow Circle - Snow Circle, located near Glacier Drive is named for the snow that comes in the winter. New Hampshire is known for its skiing and winter activities.