|Origin of name||Tuscarora people|
Tuscarora Street is named for the Tuscarora people, a member of the Iroquois Six Nations, who once lived in North Carolina and later migrated to upper New York state. Their name in English comes from the Catawba word taskarúde:, meaning "dry salt eater," which in turn comes (as a folk etymology) from the Tuscarora's own name for themselves, Skarù:ręʔ, meaning "hemp-gatherer."
Tuscarora Street was originally planned to be a continuous street from Hastings Street to the city line at Peebles Street, but only the easternmost section was ever built. Later Card Lane was built on a portion of the same line. Juniata Place is Tuscarora's sister street; it was planned to run parallel to Tuscarora Street all the way to Peebles Street, but only three segments were built (today's Juniata Place, Sleeth Place, and Brashear Street).
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