TOURIST CAMP HAS CONCRETE “TEPEES” (Jul, 1936)

TOURIST CAMP HAS CONCRETE “TEPEES”

Cleverly constructed to look like a small Indian village, a novel tourist camp near Lawrence, Kans., has concrete shelters closely resembling Indian tepees. Cement stucco, laid over wire mesh on a foundation of three slantingpoles, forms the walls of the odd overnight cabins. Each “tepee” is equipped with comfortable beds, running hot and cold water, cooking stove, and other conveniences.

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  1. Neil Russell says: March 25, 20087:38 pm

    And a bit of it is still there!
    http://www.roadsideamer…

  2. Bendarr says: February 21, 20107:33 pm

    Nice to know that they still exist. I remember reading about a similar campground, perhaps the same one that ran into a problem come WW2. They had a Hopi symbol painted on them. Unfortunately the Hopi symbol (for luck I think) bore a close resemblance to a Swastika turned at a 45 degree angle. I’m not sure if they painted over the symbols with different ones during the war or what, but I do remember hearing about how the owner was sick and tired of explaining the difference to almost every yahoo that came along.

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