Cody, Wyoming – One of the oldest lodges on the North Fork of the Shoshone River was destroyed by fire this (Friday) morning.
An investigation into the cause of the blaze at Crossed Sabers Ranch is under way. Fire officials say the preliminary indication is that it started in the kitchen.
The original lodge, built in 1898 by Tex Holm, anchored one of the first dude ranches in America and was the second stage stop on the way to Yellowstone National Park by way of the East Entrance.
The original lodge also burned -- in 1914.