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A Change of Names in Saugus.
The Signal | Friday, October 18, 1968.
Local residents who within the next few weeks find themselves living on an entirely different street than they ever have before can simply sit back and recall that "names are often changed to protect the innocent."
The innocent ones in this case are the residents of "San Francisquito Canyon Road" who will, within the next few weeks, find themselves suddenly living on "Seco Canyon Road." The people will not be moved, but the street name will be changed.
The change, according to county road man Frank Sessor, is due to the fact that his office will soon be building a new San Francisquito Canyon Read which will run west of the existing roadway.
"When the new road goes in, it will take over the old name. Thus, it was essential that a new name be chosen." And, adds Sessor, the new road is entitled to the old name since it will run through the real San Francisquito Canyon.
It was not until a number of local citizens met with the road naming committee and the road building people that the name "Seco Canyon" was chosen. Sessor estimates that actual name changes on the signs in the area may occur in the next three weeks.