Toast to the memory of Cassie
When her husband died, Cassie started a “Ladies of the Night” house on Salsbury Street. In 1912 Cassie and her girls decided to take in the Cody Stampede of the 4th of July. She parked her vehicle in a vacant stall surrounded by flags. Bill Simpson, Milward’s father, is remembered going up to Cassie and saying, “Cassie you owe the Cody Stampede $100. You parked in the place reserved for the Prince of Monaco.”
In the Early 1930’s, Cassie and another madam, Ida, were asked by the city to close their establishments. Cassie decided to move to the West Strip and in 1933 Cassie’s Supper Club was open. It was a very popular night club with dancing, liquor and later on, food was served. A bourbon and water sold for 50 cents a glass. Cassie did the color scheme in orchid after her daughter “Orchid”.
Cassie died in 1952. Blain Nelson’s parents, Olie and Mabel brought 2 parrots to Cody from Brazil. In 1955 when the Nelsons took over Cassies, the parrot became a trademark. Cassie is remembered by close friends today as a lovely lady who always helped people who needed a lift.
Cassie’s establishment has continued to flourish locally through the years as “THE PLACE” to dine and dance. Steve Singer bought and renovated Cassie’s in 1995 which is now 20,000 square feet, with three levels of dining area, a room for private parties, three bars, and a large dance floor. Parts of the original building and decor remain and local folks continue to donate items.
Hunt through Cassie’s decor to find everything on the list!