The Dennison Ranch was originally part of the legendary Dubois Diamond cattle range stretching from Montana to Utah. In 1919, a young New Jersey magnate, Richard V. Dennison followed his heart to Wyoming, bought and developed the 60,000 acre Bear Creek spread high up in the East Fork Valley of the Absaroka Mountain Range. He created a wilderness showplace for himself and friends such as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. The Lodge was moved to its present location in 1995 and donated by the owners at that time to the Town of Dubois. It was restored by private donations and opened to the public as a western history showcase and now serves as a vibrant gathering place for both private and public functions, including lectures, art performances, weddings, receptions, funeral services and other events.