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Houghton Road—Pronunciation of name

Houghton Road in Tucson is pronounced “how-ton” by Tucsonans. 
Houghton was named for the Houghtons, a family from New England.  The Houghton family pronounced their name “hoe-ton.’ The Houghtons acquired property on the East side in the late '30s and built an all blue and white New England-style house there.

Source: 
“Solving this is in the how.” Arizona Daily Star. September 17, 1999 Page A2.

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Last Update: 12-16-2010 2:35pm

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