Neligh, Nebraska: Motel Room Wall Damaged by Michael Landon

Little Joe Cartwright allegedly threw a tantrum here in 1962. A plaque next to the hole notes its importance.

Deluxe Motel

101 J St., Neligh, NE
Deluxe Motel. On the southeast side of town, on the north side of US Hwy 275, at the corner of J St. Opposite Riverside Park.
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Motel Room Wall Damaged by Michael Landon

In 1962, Michael Landon (aka Little Joe Cartwright) was the headliner at the local county fair. He spent the night at the Deluxe Motel. You too can sleep in the Michael Landon Suite today, which apparently has not changed one bit since that time. During our recent stay, we were awestruck by a large hole in the side of the wall which had a plaque beside it. The story told by the sign states that after Michael Landon checked out on July 3rd, 1962, they noticed the damaged wall. What may have started out as a slam on a fancy-pants Hollywood star has obviously morphed into civic pride for the late great star. When you check in, ask for Room #10.

[Dr. Todd Wyatt, 05/20/2001]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pierson Wildlife MuseumPierson Wildlife Museum, Neligh, NE - < 1 mi.
Klown Doll MuseumKlown Doll Museum, Plainview, NE - 20 mi.
Happy Jack Chalk Mine TourHappy Jack Chalk Mine Tour, Scotia, NE - 59 mi.

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