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Podcast: Can Do: KOA President Toby O'Rourke, The Future Of Camping

October 11, 2018View for printing

On this week's episode of Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs, host Arnie Sherman talks with Kampgrounds of America President Toby O'Rourke , the first woman president in the company's 56-year history.

KOA got its start in 1962 in Billings, Montana when the sight of travelers heading west on Highway 10 towards the Seattle World's Fair sparked the imaginations of a group of business people. Noticing the numbers of people overnighting by the side of the road, they created a campground along the Yellowstone River where, for $1.75 a night, travelers could pitch their tents near a picnic table, fire ring and a hot shower.

By Arnie Sherman

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