American Legion Invites Community for Homemade Dinners, Haunted House

American Legion Post 42 may be a hidden gem in downtown Gillette.

When you walk through the front doors, visitors are greeted with friendly smiles and the company of local veterans and others. Visitors new to the American Legion are encouraged to sign the guestbook and welcome to grab a seat at a table or the bar.

Every Friday evening at 6 p.m., the public is welcome to join the crowd for a homestyle dinner. The delicious homemade, buffet-style meal featuring entrees like chicken fried steak and catfish costs $10 per person and/or $5 for children. Visitors can also sing their hearts out during Friday night karaoke from 7 – 10 pm every Friday evening. The facility is non smoking from 4 pm – close Friday nights as well.

They also have an upcoming Halloween event that is guaranteed to be a fun time for the whole family.

The Sons of the American Legion presents their 11th Annual Dead End Haunted House October 29 – 31. The haunted house is located at The American Legion at 200 Rockpile Blvd. in Gillette. It only costs $4 per person with all proceeds benefitting community veterans, high school scholarships and the child welfare fund.

The Dead End Haunted House will be open the following hours:

Oct. 29: 5 – 9 p.m.
Oct 30: 5 – 10 p.m.
Oct. 31: 5 – 10 p.m.

Sons of the American Legion presents the 11th Annual Dead End Haunted House, October 29-31.
Sons of the American Legion presents the 11th Annual Dead End Haunted House, October 29-31.


Campbell Post 42 was named after the first territorial Governor John Allen Campbell, who was born in Salem, Ohio and died in Washington D.C. (1835-1880). He was a Union Army General in the Civil War. John A. Campbell was appointed Governor of the Wyoming Territory by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1869 and again in 1873. While Governor, Campbell approved the first law in the United States history explicitly granting women the right to vote. The law was approved on December 10, 1869. This day was later commemorated a Wyoming Day.