I was really surprised when I discovered that Philadelphia’s lesser known Mayor George M. Dallas was elected Vice President of the U.S., He was VP when James Polk was elected President 1844-48. He also has a street named after him. Guess where it’s located? Right! In an offbeat hidden neighborhood quite like the Philadelphia attitude of putting down and underplaying anything important or significant. (Except for the Liberty Bell & Independence Hall of the Colonial era. Wait! Let me mentally drive you there. Here’s how: go up Ogontz Avenue and between 71st and 72nd Ave, turn right onto Dallas Street. Now you are there. See, the street is short and ends at Pittville street as that street empties into Cheltenham Avenue. Cheltenham Avenue is the city/county line in the northwest. as well as the county border with Montgomery County. So typical of the city father’s to keep knowledge of this street or the meaning of its name hidden. But they’re not trying too, it’s more that nobody even remembers ancient history.
Well…its my opinion that…
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