HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The folks on Crapo Street are a little unhappy with their address.
Although the Oakland County street is pronounced 'Kray-po', most people call it 'Krapp-o' and the embarrassment has prompted residents to ask for a new name.
Highland Township Trustees - intent on honoring former Michigan Gov. Henry Howard Crapo for whom the street is named - agreed to ask for a change to Governor Crapo Street, The Daily Oakland Press reported last week.
After all, township leaders say the township's historic Highland Station area wouldn't exist if it weren't for Crapo, despite a name that makes people snicker.
Highland Station was a train station developed when Crapo pushed to run rail lines through the township.
Crapo Street residents request address change
Published: Tue Nov 18, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:37 p.m.