Verkamps Tour with Susie Verkamp - 1/5/2011

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Duration:
53 minutes, 38 seconds

Susie Verkamp begins her tour of the Verkamps building by walking through the retail shop, the offices, and then the living quarters, family room, bedrooms and into the kitchen, in part one of her tour of her family's home and business.

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Duration:
1 hour, 33 seconds

In the kitchen of the house, Susie Verkamp relates the family history moving to Flagstaff, AZ then Grand Canyon, and about the family's meals; how 7 people shared one bathroom. She tells what it was like growing up in Grand Canyon Village and working in the family business. She talks about what 5 kids did when there was no television, and about long-term employees Don and Edith Lounghoma.

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Duration:
26 minutes, 6 seconds

This part of the tour takes place in the large basement under the Verkamps Building, which served as a warehouse for their retail store. Susie tells behind-the-scenes stories that include: receiving merchandise, stocking and cleaning the store and doing inventory. Then, the group goes outside and they discuss the exterior condition of the building.

Last updated: April 12, 2018