Monday, June 29, 2009

Teepee Tales, Tweeted (the Wigwam Motel)

If you want to get my attention on Twitter, send me a direct message that ISN'T spam. I'm so shocked to get such messages that I'm bound to be in a positive mood. Even if the direct message didn't talk about doing it in a teepee.

Yes, folks, I got a Twitter direct message from the Wigwam Motel.

If you're not familiar with this particular establishment, you obviously haven't been around in the Inland Empire all that long. Because the Wigwam Motel has been around since 1949:

The California Wigwam Motel was built within the city limits of San Bernardino in 1949, a period when citrus groves flourished. The motel would later acquire a Rialto postal address, creating confusions as to the motel's actual location. This location would mark the final of 7 Wigwam Motels that were constructed. The motel's village-style arrangement of nineteen 30-foot-tall tepees made from wood framing, concrete and stuco draws much admiration from all generations.

I didn't realize that there were additional Wigwam Motels. The others are in Arizona and Kentucky.

But if you want to tweet to our Wigwam Motel, their Twitter account is @wigwammotel. And the staff has started to respond to their Yelp reviews.

Or you can visit it in real life.

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