When Richard Nixon died in 1994, The Times observed that he had "resuscitated his reputation and emerged as an elder statesman," but "he never got his freeway back."
The reference was to California 90, between the 405 Freeway and مرینا del Rey, which state lawmakers had named in his honor in 1971.
In 1976, with Nixon's image tarnished سے طرف کی Watergate, lawmakers quietly responded to the request of local Chamber of Commerce officials and took his name off the 2.5-mile roadway. The Nixon Freeway became the مرینا Freeway.
The episode illustrates how naming a geographical place in honor of a living...