Flying L Ranch Resort
Texas Historical Marker:
In 2016, the Pilot’s Lounge was awarded a Texas Historical Commission Landmark. The significant historical events at the Flying L Ranch Resort are offered for your enjoyment below.
Founded in 1947:
In 1947, the 542-acre dude ranch came into existence when Colonel John H. Lapham purchased it from the original Polish settlers. John’s last name is accredited for ‘L’ in ‘Flying L’.
Lapham, a retired Air Corps Colonel, had a vision to create a place where modern people could go and find themselves lost in time. The Colonel introduced an airstrip and instructed his own flight school at the ranch.