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RN7676
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Username: Rn7676

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2014
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 06:31 pm:   

What is the meaning behind the street name "4th Army Memorial Road"? The new Rick Reedy high school is currently under construction at Stonebrook and 4th Army.

I've always wondered what it meant and couldn't find any info. That street name has slowly driven my curiosity to the point where I need to ask! It's a pretty unique street name. It must have some kind of history !
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Post Number: 627
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:19 pm:   

Decades ago there was a gravel road that zig-zagged through the county southwest of the original town of Frisco. Anecdotal information tells us that the Denton County sheriff at the time decided to give that road a name and he chose “4th Army Memorial Road.” He might have had a military connection in some way, but the Fourth Army itself has no historical connection to North Texas (it started in New York and then transferred to the west coast). The Fourth Army was never deployed in combat; it was in charge of homeland defense and training soldiers. The “Memorial” portion of the name might have referred to the fact that the Fourth Army was disbanded and consolidated with the Fifth Army in 1971.

About six months ago, the City renamed the road to “4th Army Drive” because the original name was too long for standard street name signs.

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