Hitching Post, Casmalia

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Cuisine: Restaurant
Contact: (805) 937-6151
Open Hours: Sun: 04:00pm - 09:00pm, Mon: 04:30pm - 09:30pm, Tue: 04:30pm - 09:30pm, Wed: 04:30pm - 09:30pm, Thu: 04:30pm - 09:30pm, Fri: 04:30pm - 09:30pm, Sat: 04:30pm - 09:30pm
Reliable sources inform us that Paul Veglia and his family bought the business, then called the Casmalia Hotel, from H.H. Heller in 1920. The hotel consisted of eleven single rooms, two showers, and a restroom, and the family moved into the back of the building where there were three bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a bathroom. Building Front Oil and railroad booms were taking place near Casmalia at that time, and the workers frequently stayed at the hotel. Mrs. Veglia was a great Italian cook and she would prepare homestyle meals which she served family-style. In 1933 the liquor prohibition was repealed and the Veglia's received a liquor license for the bar. Ed Vail's guests and guests at the Marshallia Dude Ranch frequented the hotel as did Camp Cooke employees. For recreation and entertainment there were pool tables, player pianos, a card table, and a wood stove where everyone could gather and share stories. On many occasions the pool tables were pushed aside for dancing.

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