Teepees: Wigwam Villages (page 2)

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Wigwam Village #2
Cave City, KY
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Redford patented his Wigwam Village concept in 1936 and built his second one in 1937 in Cave City. The main teepee housed Redford’s collection of Indian artifacts. Unfortunately, new owners in the 1990s stripped the museum and rooms of their Indian relics and auctioned them off through Sotheby’s. The motel was then put on the market and purchased by a local preservationist who restored the property.

The central teepee is 52 feet tall. Advertisements from the 1940s claimed it was the largest wigwam in the world. It originally contained a restaurant and gift shop, but in the mid-1960s the restaurant closed. There were also Standard Oil gas pumps beneath the sign. The 15 cabin interiors have been restored with hickory and cane furniture. Each cabin has a bathroom and color TV but no phone service. The sign originally read Eat and Sleep in a Wigwam.

For more about the Cave City Wigwam Village, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

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