American River Names
bronto at pobox.com
Thu Apr 5 14:36:44 UTC 2001
Rick Mc Callister wrote:
> . . . Unless there is proof to the contrary, I'd say that Waco
> is Tejano Spanish <hueco> "spring that pools up from the ground"
> < standard Spanish "hole". There are plenty of names such as the
> redundant "Hueco Tanks". . . .
For whatever it's worth, George R Stewart <Concise Dictionary of American
HUECO In American-Spanish it generally
has the meaning `water hole, boggy
place'; so HUECO, New Mexico. In HUECO
MOUNTAINS, Texas, it means `notched.'
WACO In Texas it is from the Indian
tribal name, often spelled Hueco. In
the Southeast it arises from the Muskogean
Anton Sherwood -- br0nt0 at p0b0x.com -- http://ogre.nu/
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