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Cambria Casino/Flying V Guest Ranch


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The Flying V Guest Ranch, or Cambria Casino-Park Memorial as it was originally called, is a resort in the western foothills of the Black Hills of northeast Wyoming. The main physical structure at the Flying V resort is a two-story, sandstone lodge, English Tudor in its general design. It is a modest, somewhat eclectic, version of an English manor house of the sixteenth century. The original purpose of the Flying V, which was constructed in 1928, was to serve as a memorial to the miners and traditions of Cambria, a mining operation north of present-day Newcastle, Wyoming. Before the mines were shut down plans were made by the Cambria Fuel Company to erect the memorial. The facility was opened in piecemeal fashion, the grand opening of the dance hall being held on January 12, 1929. The casino was situated on 2,280 acres of land donated by the company, and had a subsidiary ranch of 15, 560 acres. A fresh water pool supplied by the water of Salt Creek, and a salt water plunge supplied by water piped from a salt springs two miles north of the casino, were primary features of the complex. Seventy-five guests could be accommodated in six cottages, which no longer exist, and the main casino building. In 1936-37 a room at the casino was leased for use as a bar. From 1939 to 1949 the Flying V Ranch was leased to the Reno Livestock Company. Since 1949 the Flying V has been under various ownership.



Date Added to Register:
Tuesday, November 18, 1980
Weston County
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