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Taj920
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 9:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't the DWSD pumping station on Jefferson near Conner called Connors Creek? Same with the DTE facility. Is the Conner Creek Greenway a completely different waterway?
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Jimaz
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 9:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Both spellings are mentioned here:
https://www.atdetroit.net/cgi-bin/f oroum/discus.cgi?pg=prev&topic =36206&page=43547

(Message edited by Jimaz on February 27, 2006)
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Mikem
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 11:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The street seems to have been standardized to Conner. Facilities named after the creek seem to use Connors. The creek has long been called Connors Creek (with or without the possesive apostrophe) and Conner Avenue for a time was Connors Avenue. The park where City Airport was built was Connors Creek Parkway.

I have city maps from 1918, 1923, 1926, 1933, 1935, 1947, 1955, 1962, and 1965. Up through 1926 the creek and road were spelled Connors. 1933 shows the creek as Connors, but the street as Conners. 1935 reverts back to Connors for both, and the 1947 and 1955 maps use Conner (they don't show the creek at all). The 1962 map spells both the street and creek as Conner/Conner's, and the 1965 map uses Conner Ave/Connor's Creek.
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Fishtoes2000
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 1911 USGS survey map that calls it "Conners Creek".
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Mikem
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have one from 1905 calling it Connor's Creek. I thought the influx of southerners with their twang accent resulted in a slow change over to Conners Creek, but I suppose if that were the case, we would be calling it Conner's Crick, instead.
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Bibs
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 1:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Battle Crick!
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Machoken
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This sort of bastardization would not have happened if ndavies or others on our esteemed grammar patrol were around to stop it.
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56packman
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 4:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it would depend on whether or not you worked for Chryslers.


We always called it "condom creek" for reasons that need not be explained to anyone who has spent time there.

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