Flying V Cambria Inn Historical

Flying V Cambria Inn Historical (HM1UN8)

Location: Newcastle, WY 82701 Weston County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 57.342', W 104° 11.622'

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From 1887 through 1928, the Cambria mines near here actively produced coal. Now a ghost town, 1,500 people once called Cambria home. When the Cambria Fuel Company closed the Cambria coal mines, it also constructed a recreation complex, the Cambria Casino-Park Memorial as a memorial to the miners and traditions of Cambria. The company donated 2,280 acres and former employees helped build, manage, and maintain the park. New York architect Bruce Rabenold designed the English Tudor style inn, known as the Cambria Casino, in 1927. The casino building, built of local sandstone by local masons in 1929, was the center piece of the park. The recreational complex featured the inn, a fresh water pool and a salt water plunge, a museum that displayed Cambria memorabilia, and a 9-hole golf course.
In 1931 the Park became known as the Flying V, when Driscoll brothers of South Dakota, whose cattle brand was the Flying V, leased the complex from the Cambria Fuel Company and operated it as a working ranch. Since that time the building has served a variety of functions, including a Christian academy, a private events space, a guest ranch, and a restaurant, bar and lounge.
HM NumberHM1UN8
Placed ByWyoming State Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 564692 N 4867268
Decimal Degrees43.95570000, -104.19370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 57.342', W 104° 11.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 57' 20.52" N, 104° 11' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)307, 605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23700-23722 US-85, Newcastle WY 82701, US
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