October 1, 2011
Dinosaur town councilman Richard Blakley looks out on a 155-acre tract of land known as the old Papoulas ranch. The ranch, now owned by 6440, LLC in Cleveland, is one of two proposed sites for an Indian gaming facility.
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L.D. Smith, Dinosaur town mayor, borrows a line from a famous movie when asked about the potential for a casino resort development in his small town. “If you build it, they will come,” Smith said, echoing “Field of Dreams.” “Without a doubt.” Sitting in the B & B Restaurant on the east end of town, Smith backs the casino idea because he said it would help the town and its residents, people who deserve good fortune.