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April 15, 1991

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"The Indian Village" at Teepee Junction on U.S. Highway 24-40 north of Lawrence is featured as the cover article for the spring 1991 "Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains."

Cover art is a late-1930s color postcard picture of the village, once a gas station and dining spot. Inside is a 10-page article titled "Roadside Business: Frank W. McDonald and the Origins of the `Indian Village,'" by Keith A. Sculle.

Sculle works for the Office of Research and Education of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and also is an adjunct professor of history at Sangamon State University in Springfield, Ill.

His focus is on the village as vernacular architecture developed along roadsides in response to the invention of the automobile.

Sculle's article includes background on McDonald's life, including his long association with Haskell Indian Junior College, and the extension of that in his creation of the Indian Village.

"Kansas History" is published quarterly by the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka.

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