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On The Road (Bottle House) #213835

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1971
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(Studio) Report of unsung West hero issued.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nevada) Houses made of beer bottles in desert mining towns. Most elegant bottle house still occupied by Tommy Thompson, 85. Saloon keeper named Kelly built it. [THOMPSON - says 51,000 bottles in this wall; observes bomb test shook some bottles loose; describes house in Canada made of embalming bottles, mostly Anheuser-Busch bottles.] Thompson probably brought 1st accordion to town; plays and sings tune while dogs yap.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Cronkite, Walter;
Kuralt, Charles

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