The B-4 Ranch For Boys Cooke city Mt

 COLORADO SRPINGS, Colo. (Oct. 4, 2006) — Legendary University of Michigan and U.S. National Team coach Vic Heyliger passed away this morning at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Heyliger was 94 and is survived by his four grown children. This news shocked the world of collegiate and professional hockey.

 The news was just as shocking to Cooke City old timers, and hundreds and hundreds of boys who had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks of summer at the B-4 Ranch, located just outside of Cooke City, MT.

The story began in 1941, when Vic Heyliger visited the Yellowstone area on his honeymoon. Vic was so impressed, he made plans to purchase the Absaroka Lodge just outside of the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park and set up a summer camp for boys. After a few years, the Absaroka Lodge proved to be too small for the rapidly growing summer camp, and Vic purchased the B-4 Ranch, just outside the Northeast entrance to Yellowstone, near Cooke City. It is reported that Vic purchased the B-4 Ranch from Buffalo Bill Cody's adopted son.

 We have a collection of photo's from the 40's and 50's. Unless otherwise noted, all Photos are copyrighted by the Heyligher Family