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Near Newcastle in Weston County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Flying V Cambria Inn

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
1. Flying V Cambria Inn Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 43° 57.342′ 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
2. Flying V Cambria Inn Marker
N, 104° 11.622′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Wyoming, in Weston County. Marker can be reached from CanAm HIghway (U.S. 85) near Breakneck Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23722 CanAm Highway, Newcastle WY 82701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cambria Salt Mine (approx. 1.6 miles away); Salt Creek Overlook (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cambria (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hanging of Diamond L. Slim Clifton (approx. 7 miles away); The Trains Power Newcastle (approx. 7.1 miles away); Cambria Powers the Trains (approx. 7.1 miles away); Canyon Springs Station: (approx. 8.9 miles away); Accidental Oil Well (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located behind the Flying V Cambria Inn, against the hill.
The Flying V Cambria Inn is about 7 miles north of Newcastle.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Flying V Cambria Inn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
3. Flying V Cambria Inn
Flying V Cambria Inn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
4. Flying V Cambria Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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