Yeah, yeah, not English. A word that has been used as a place name for quite a few places in Washington state.
Skookum-usual spelling, archaic is skookoom, or skukum.
From the Chinook language--noun, adjective.
1. A ghost, evil spirit or a demon.
Sometimes you'll see it alone, such as Skookum Meadows (place name); often with other words--for example, multiple places called Skookum Chuck which means literally means strong water, or rapids; or skookum tumtum, which means brave or not afraid.
Some older folks in the Pacific Northwest refer to sasquatch as Skookum.
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