rebel yell and yeehaw

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 22 12:25:27 UTC 2012

"Yeehaw Junction" is a familiar place to Florida travelers going north to Orlando (Disneyworld) on the FLorida Turnpike where it adjoins Rt 60. Yeehaw means "wolf" in Seminole. It's not a town but a "census designated place." Populatiion 240 in 2000. They sell discount Disneyworld tickets there. It used to be Jackass Junction in the 30's, but renamed when the turnpike came through in 1957. My question: What would jackass be in Seminole?

According to Wikipedia,_Florida

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
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