Just how Sandy is NE Sandy Boulevard?
1921; A campaign to rename Sandy Boulevard begins because the name “Sandy’ was thought to infer a dirt road (and lower the tone of the area).
But just how sandy is Sandy Boulevard?
Find the sand content in one square yard of Sandy Boulevard = 0.41 ounces
Calculate the surface yardage of Sandy Boulevard
(Length) 22176 yards x (width) 18 yards = 399168 square yards
399168 square yards x 0.41oz of sand = 163658.88 ounces
163658.88oz = 5.11434 tons
Which brings us to the conclusion that Sandy Boulevard has 5.11434 tons of sand on its surface.
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