Some of Wichita's oldest and most well-known public thoroughfares — Douglas, Kellogg, Waterman, etc. — are named for individuals with considerable influence on (or, in some cases, popularity among) the local populace. In last week's Wichitarchaeology, we reported that Benjamin Hills development was named not for Wichita civic leader Ben McLean, but rather his grandson, Ben II, killed in World War II. Looking closer at a map of Wichita, other stories come to light. This is the first in a series exploring the namesakes of Wichita streets and places.