Wigwam Motel, Rialto, California
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Wigwam Motel Rialto California Photograph by Jeffrey Sward Wigwam Motel Rialto California Photograph by Jeffrey Sward
Wigwam Motel Rialto California Photograph by Jeffrey Sward Wigwam Motel Rialto California Photograph by Jeffrey Sward
Wigwam Motel Rialto California Photograph by Jeffrey Sward Wigwam Motel Rialto California Photograph by Jeffrey Sward
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Frank Redford created the first Native American themed Wigwam Village motel in 1933 located at Horse City, Kentucky.  Redford obtained a patent for his innovative building design in 1937.  Eventually seven wigwam villages were built. 

The California Wigwam Motel was built in 1949 on Route 66, and now has a Rialto postal address. After many years of decay, the Rialo Wigwam has recently had a magnificent first class renovation.  Today, only three of the original motels remain: Cave City, Kentucky; Holbrook, Arizona; and Rialto, California.

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