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This is from another list I am on:
48 YEARS AGO Panther Primitives made their first tents. I was the 14 year old indentured servant, pushing canvas around for my mother Betty Baird. By 1983 I had taken over full time, and my wife Theresa joined on. Together, we built it into a successful business with thousands of happy customers. We raised our children and then grandchildren in the living history lifestyle, and made countless lifetime friends along the way.
We lost Betty Baird last year, and I lost Theresa this past Spring. I have decided that it's time to bring the Panther story to a close and spend my time spoiling my grandchildren. Therefore, I wanted to give notice that Panther Primitives will cease taking tent orders on Feb. 1st, 2024. Up until that time we will take tent orders on a first come first served basis. I expect the order queue to fill up quickly, and I expect we will begin running out of certain types of canvas well before Feb. 1st, so order soon to ensure that you get on the schedule. All orders should be finished up and shipped by late Spring.
Please share this post with any living history groups that you're in so that the word gets out, and THANK YOU for all the great years we've had camping together!
-Sam Darby
 
This is from another list I am on:
48 YEARS AGO Panther Primitives made their first tents. I was the 14 year old indentured servant, pushing canvas around for my mother Betty Baird. By 1983 I had taken over full time, and my wife Theresa joined on. Together, we built it into a successful business with thousands of happy customers. We raised our children and then grandchildren in the living history lifestyle, and made countless lifetime friends along the way.
We lost Betty Baird last year, and I lost Theresa this past Spring. I have decided that it's time to bring the Panther story to a close and spend my time spoiling my grandchildren. Therefore, I wanted to give notice that Panther Primitives will cease taking tent orders on Feb. 1st, 2024. Up until that time we will take tent orders on a first come first served basis. I expect the order queue to fill up quickly, and I expect we will begin running out of certain types of canvas well before Feb. 1st, so order soon to ensure that you get on the schedule. All orders should be finished up and shipped by late Spring.
Please share this post with any living history groups that you're in so that the word gets out, and THANK YOU for all the great years we've had camping together!
-Sam Darby
Saw that. Sad.
 
This is from another list I am on:
48 YEARS AGO Panther Primitives made their first tents. I was the 14 year old indentured servant, pushing canvas around for my mother Betty Baird. By 1983 I had taken over full time, and my wife Theresa joined on. Together, we built it into a successful business with thousands of happy customers. We raised our children and then grandchildren in the living history lifestyle, and made countless lifetime friends along the way.
We lost Betty Baird last year, and I lost Theresa this past Spring. I have decided that it's time to bring the Panther story to a close and spend my time spoiling my grandchildren. Therefore, I wanted to give notice that Panther Primitives will cease taking tent orders on Feb. 1st, 2024. Up until that time we will take tent orders on a first come first served basis. I expect the order queue to fill up quickly, and I expect we will begin running out of certain types of canvas well before Feb. 1st, so order soon to ensure that you get on the schedule. All orders should be finished up and shipped by late Spring.
Please share this post with any living history groups that you're in so that the word gets out, and THANK YOU for all the great years we've had camping together!
-Sam Darby
Good luck and enjoy retirement you deserve it!
 
I love my PP 12x12x11' tall Pyramid tent!
Tall enough to wear my Sam Houston hat in!
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Too bad they're closing, but I certainly understand why.
I wish them the best in retirement.
I'm enjoying mine!
 
I ordered a tent from them this week and the lady said they will stop taking new orders after January 31, 2024, and orders for some items are subject to stock on hand.
 
Tents and stuff related to them are big purchases and long lasting. I’ve bought several tents from Panther and one from Tentsmith. I would say equal quilts and service.
I’m so sad to hear this, I’ve known them as the tops since the 1970s
They will be missed
 
Hopefully someone will fill the niche. The way the economy is going I may be needing one as my primary residence. Another staple of American business goin by the wayside. I can appreciate his decision tho.
 

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