Friday, July 28, 2006

Just when I thot I knew EVERYTHING...
...I found out I didn't. It happens all the time!

This here ultra-weirdo blogsite has become known for picturing historical (hysterical?) pictures of our area. Well, most of the photos that come my way anymore, are photos I'd posted previously here. The last thing this unreadable port of linguistical hyperextension needs is to start airing RERUNS! So anyway, I received a picture of a motel I'd pictured before, but this time around it has a different name, one that I don't remember, in spite of the fact that I've been around Coeur d'Alene since the Eisenhower Presidency. Ol' Dwight. And without further adieu, here 'tis...



Ladies and Germs, may I present the KING COLE MOTEL. No, I don't know if the owner was a merry old soul. The pond you see in front is still there today, but the building is long gone, a figment of my ever-depleting mind; the road that used to access the overpriced Rezzort Golf Course runs behind the motel; that's how you used to get to the Potlatch Mill way back when. If you look closely at the front lawn, you can see the words "King Cole" actually mowed deeply into the grass. I think this foto was taken back in the '50s, but I am not absolutely sure. Anyway, I'm always on the lookout for more "history" but not a lot of it's come my way lately. I do what I can.
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I wonder how much motel rooms cost back then. I remember Motel-6 used to charge $8.95 a room. Then $10.95. Now in most locations, you barely get into Motel 6 for anything under $40. At last check, the Haggadone suite in the overpriced Rezzort was something like $5,000 a night? For that price, I'd BETTER get a good night's sleep!

3 Comments:

Anonymous steveo said...

Dear Dave,
Thanks for posting a pic of the old "King Cole Motel"...I'm sorry I missed out on that one...;)
My gf and I traveled about a year or so ago to a desert town in California called Apple Valley, and saw an old delapidated motel once ran by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans,who were instrumental in developing Apple Valley..it is run down and look spooky...
Lots of oldies around Route 66...
including the historic "wigwam motel"near San bernardino, Ca. off of Old ROute 66 in Rialto...its still operating..
check it out...
www.wigwammotel.com/

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Kick Shoe said...

It looks like one LOOONG building. Did they have any Merry Old Souls there? Maybe a ghost or two? I think I'm going to be a blog ghost when I die. It'll be fun.

12:07 AM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

SteveO, are you a Motel Historian or something? I never know who's gonna drop by my blog. I actually LIVED in that motel building in the mid-80s...then, it was known as the Creekside Inn.

Cathy, as far as being a blog ghost, I think you're already pretty spooky. In a friendly way. Like Casper, you know. It WAS a long building. and I was glad to get outta there. It was waaay on the edge of town; I felt as if I were living at the end of the world. The end of the world is not very far from here, you know.

12:18 AM  

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