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Yeehaw Junction

Added to NRHP
3 January 1994

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Osceola County, Florida, USA

The Desert Inn and Restaurant (also known as Wilson's Corner) is a historic site in Yeehaw Junction, Florida, United States. It is located at 5570 South Kenansville Road, next to SR 60. On January 3, 1994, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


In the 1930s, the spot was originally named "Jackass Crossing," a reference to the burros that ranchers rode to Desert Inn.

As early as 1889, the Desert Inn was a bar room and brothel for cowboys and lumber workers. The Desert Inn also didn't install full-service water and electricity till 1978.

Throughout the years, the Desert Inn has been a trading post, gas station, and dance hall. In 1994, after being added to the National Register of Historic Places, the unused rooms about the restaurant were converted into a modest museum that featured a bordello suite with red carpet, lace pillows and a swing.


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