Reproduction postcard circa 1990s: Kummerlowe
 

Wigwam Village #2 -- Cave City, Kentucky
601 North Dixie Hwy

 

Constructed in 1935 by Frank Redford, Wigwam Village #2 consisted of 15 guest teepees, a restaurant, gas pumps, a gift shop, and restroom teepees labeled braves and squaws.

In all, seven Wigwam Villages were built making the idea a pioneer in standard design and an early chain using a franchising model. However the concept lacked a corporate structure rendering it unable to survive as more than a curiosity after its founder died.

A rare survival from another time, Cave City's Wigwam Village still calls out to passers-by with its unique eye-catching design. It is an American treasure of the Roadside.

For more visit: www.wigwamvillage.com

 
Business card circa 1950s: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
 

 
 
Photographs August 16, 2001: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
 
Photos 4/22/04: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photos 8/16/01: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
Photograph April 22, 2004: Kummerlowe
 
The wonderful neon "Sleep in a Wigwam" sign seen warmly glowing in 2001 was mostly dark in 2004 with only "office" with its arrow and the vacancy sign above it just barely flickering.
 
Photographs August 16, 2001: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photographs April 22, 2004: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
Photos 8/16/01: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
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