Jackass Annie Road

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Steven Scharf
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Jackass Annie Road

I get emails about property auctions and was reviewing one today that listed a property with this street frontage. Exactly who and how did they come up with that name for a road like that.

Working in the foreclosure business (again), I have seen some interesting street names. One that stuck out is Uptha Road (say it slowly).

As to the property, turns out it is an interesting mix of buildings, etc. Anyone need their own airport?

780 & 796 Woodman Hill Road and Jackass Annie Road, Minot, ME 04258

121± Acres • 1,152± sf 3 BR, 2 BA Home with Attached 2-Car Garage & Enclosed Porch • 2,500± sf 2 BR, 1½ BA Home with 2-Car Garage • Detached 2-Car Garage/Workshop • Additional Detached 2-Car Garage • Hangar • Salt Shed • Former Airstrip (16.5± Acres)

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Mike Travers
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Jackass Annie Road is named

Jackass Annie Road is named after one of Minot's more famous former residents, who used to ride her mule to work in the mill. At age 63, after being told she only had a year or two to live, she rode her horse to the Pacific, accompanied by her dog, Depeche Toi. Her travels made the national news and included an appearance on the Art Linkletter show. Her doctor was wrong; she died at the age of 88.

The Jackass Annie road is an area of upscale housing, primarily doctors, lawyers and CEO's. Regular attempts are made to change the name, but all have been unsuccessful. One of the residents had his own street sign made which said "Annie Road", but he was made to remove it and put the Jackass Annie Road sign back up.

Marlin94
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Very interesting - I never

Very interesting - I never heard about that before.

1Maine1lostcause
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Considering what some of the

Considering what some of the roads residents have tried to prevent neighbors from miles away to do with their own property, I would be in favor of eliminating the improper word.

Chairman
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Would Morass Annie be more to

Would Morass Annie be more to your liking? My personal favorite, though, would be Badass Annie.

Naran
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"Poke Salad Annie..." perhaps

"Poke Salad Annie..." perhaps the residents would care more for that designation.

Al Amoling
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We've got one in West

We've got one in West Kennebunk "Never Judy's Lane". I suspect a nasty divorce.

charlie neville
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Years ago I lived on Guinea

Years ago I lived on Guinea Road in Kennebunkport. A neighbor just down the road circulated a petition to change the name citing the reference to those of Italian heritage. The idea went nowhere.

Then of course there's Dyke Road in Kennebunkport though I've never heard of anyone wanting to change it.

charlie

Mike Travers
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Many of us in town refer to

Many of us in town refer to it as "the prestigious Jackass Annie neighborhood". I prefer "The subdivision that Auburn's property taxes built" as many of the residents discovered they could own a lot more house for a lot less taxes by simply moving 4 or 5 miles.

Naran
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Charlie - I have it on good

Charlie - I have it on good authority that the "Guinea" in Kport refers to Guinea Fowl.

I cannot speak for the origin of Dyke Road, except to wonder whether a Dutch settlement once existed in the area.
:)

Mike Travers
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By the way, I believe the

By the way, I believe the referenced property was owned by the late Roland Hamel who was mentioned in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. He achieved fame by deliberately turning off his plane's engine in flight. Since the prop had to be spun by hand in order to restart it, he had to crawl out on the wing to do it.

Tom C
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"Murder Road" in Topsham...

"Murder Road" in Topsham...

(about half a mile from Lover's Lane)

Mr. Magoo
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Growing up in Auburn, I

Growing up in Auburn, I remember as a child following the story of Annie's journey west in Lewiston Sun Journal. As Mike related, it was a big local story at the time. Hadn't ever heard the story behind the road. There's a road in Cumberland called Frankie Lane.

Mike Travers
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I always liked her dog's

I always liked her dog's name, Depeche Toi. In French, depeche-toi means hurry up.

MGReilly
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lol I read the thread title

lol I read the thread title too quickly and thought you were talking about Ann Rand. :D

charlie neville
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Ayn Rand charlie

Ayn Rand

charlie

bryce
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Anyone know the entymology of

Anyone know the entymology of "Alchohol Mary Road", in Greenwood? I had a listing there last year.

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