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Childhood Dream | by “Caveman Chuck” Coker
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Childhood Dream

When I was a small child, in the early 1960s, we lived near the Wigwam Motel #7 in Rialto, California. I always wanted to spend the night in a wigwam, but never got to do so.


On this trip, my childhood dream finally came true. We stayed at the Wigwam Motel #6 in Holbrook, Arizona. That's our teepee, Unit 12, there with the open door.


The turquoise Ford Ranch Wagon and the green-blue Volkswagen Beetle are "decoration" cars. The decoration cars are parked in front of the teepees all around the motel's lot.


This motel is very authentic. The teepees have electricity, but the outlets only fit plugs that have two prongs, i.e.,not three-prong grounded plugs. There is no wi-fi available. The rooms still have the original hickory stick furniture. They have had non-authentic TVs and window-type air conditioners added.


Wigwam Motel #6

811 W Hopi Drive (Route 66)

Holbrook, AZ 86025

(928) 524-3048


See also:


Wigwam Motel #7

2728 W Foothill Blvd

Rialto, CA 92410

(909) 875-3005


Wigwam Motel #2

601 North Dixie Highway

Cave City, KY 42127

(270) 773-3381

This one will be closed on November 15, 2009 and reopen on February 25, 2010.



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Taken on September 27, 2009