Notes:Pocusset Street

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  • Source:Ordinance-1936-272: "SCHENLEY PARK: . . . Road entering from the Greenfield Bridge leading to Pocusset Street, and from Pocussett Street to Prospect Drive, to be named POCUSSETT DRIVE."
  • Source:Fleming-history@148–149: "In the list of street names, instances of individual commemoration may be cited in Aliquippa, Hiawatha, Kilbuck, Osceola, Pontiac, Shingiss and Tecumseh—of these, three only, concerned in our local history. Nations and tribes are called to mind in Catawba, Cherokee, Chippewa, Comanche, Dakota, Delaware, Erie, Huron, Iroquois, Miami, Mingo, Mohawk, Modoc, Oneida, Natchez, Ottawa, Pawnee, Seneca, Sioux, Shawnee, Susquehanna, Tuscarora, Winnebago and Wyandot; localities are brought in view by Itasca, Iowa, Juniata, Kanawha, Kearsarge, Kenesaw, Lehigh, Niagara, Ontario, Ossipee, Penobscot, Pocussett, Sandusky, Sciota, Shamokin, Wichita, and Wyoming; other Indian terms in our streets are Sachem, Tomahawk and Wampum. ¶ Undoubtedly some of these names, especially the geographical ones, have been applied through fancy. It is the old story of the rose and its perfume. Among these are some names that are distinctively family; others both family and tribal; of these latter Dakota and Sioux, Natchez, Huron, Cherokee. In the application of the names to the various streets contiguity of location has never been considered; Natchez street, for instance, is on Mt. Washington; Cherokee street on Herron Hill; Oneida street on Duquesne Heights, and Seneca in the Soho district, several miles away from Oneida. Natchez street's name, however, came from the Mississippi town, once a famous place and well known to Pittsburgh steamboatmen."

Source:Frey, p. 182: "INDIAN NAMES OF PITTSBURGH STREETS ¶ . . . ¶ Pocussett: The old spelling was 'Pocasset' meaning, 'Where a strait widens out.'"