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Catalog Number 10387-36
Title Menu; Flamingo Inn, South Sioux City, Nebraska
Object Name Menu
Description Multi-page menu made of heavy weight, glossy paper with a die-cut front cover. Lower portion of front cover is white with red, yellow, and black lettering that reads "Henry / Bourret's / Flamingo / Inn / South Sioux City, Nebr." Upper portion depicts the building itself, with the top edge cut along the roofline. The inside upper back cover forms the backdrop for the building and is colored to look like clouds with a pink flamingo in the center along with white and pink lettering that reads "flamingo."

The inside front cover is divided into three sections advertising the food and a "Gay 90's (sic) Piano Bar." Each section has a small illustration with it. Four page menu in center on plain off-white paper. The first page contains a drink menu for the "Red Lion Lounge," while the remaining pages list food menus. The lower portion of the inside back cover advertises the "Parisian Room" with nightly entertainment.

On the reverse are two lines of text advertising the motel adjacent to the restaurant and lounge.
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1980
Material Paper/Ink/Metal
Made Verstegen Printing & Lithographing Company
Place of Origin USA: Iowa (Woodbury), Sioux City
Used USA: Nebraska (Dakota), South Sioux City
Height (in) 9.375
Width (in) 11.875
People Bourret, Henry
Search Terms Henry Bourret's Flamingo Inn
History The Flamingo Inn operated in Omaha, Nebraska in the early 1960s. The exact dates of operation are unknown. It suffered heavy damage in a 1963 fire, but reopened by 1964. The inn no longer exists.
Credit line John E. Carter, Lincoln, NE
Collection Carter, John E.