Skipper Family Magazine

Posted: 10/12/09
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Route 66

"The Mother Road"

Wigwam Motel - Holbrook, Arizona

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Holbrook, Arizona

Office Entrance
We called and made reservations at the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona. We arrived at dusk and checked in at the office. Listened to the son of the original owner for awhile and looked at the collection of old items around the office area before going to our wigwam for the night. I was up at sunup to get these photos before we had to hit the road again.

Old cars were parked all around the motel parking lot. I remember the names and model years of some, but not all. Here are a Buick and a Studebaker. The Studebaker is a 1951 model (I looked it up.) and the Buick is a 1955.

Barracuda at our Wigwam
Here is the Barracuda with the east side wigwams in the background.

Barracuda different view
This is the view of the wigwams along the south side of the motel.

Baccuda at our Wigwam
The Barracuda parked in front of our wigwam.

Ann and Becky
Ann and Becky posed at the entrance to our wigwam.

Views Inside the Wigwam

(Old Car Photos Are Further Down the Page)

Inside wigwam
The wigwam is bigger on the inside than it appears to be from outside. This is the bed on Becky's side of the room.

Corner of room.
A little stand with mirror and the A/C unit. The A/C unit blocks the window on that side.
Outside Entrance
This is the entrance with a nice curtain over the window.

The other corner
Here is the corner of the room at the foot of our bed with a TV and heater.

The shower
A small but adequate bath with shower.

Window View
This is the view through the little window on the west side.

Old Ford
I think this is a 1954 Ford. Tell me if I'm wrong.

Old Chevrolet
A 1959 Chevrolet.

1957 Ford
1957 Ford.

1951 Ford
I think this is a 1951 Ford; maybe '50 or '52.

Rusty Car
A rusted out pre-war car. I don't know what kind.

The other pages aren't ready yet. Well, maybe part of Day 1.

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"The Mother Road"

Route 66