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Castles in Okla

Postby BlacktopTravelr » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:37 pm

I'm 67 yrs old and have lived most of my life in Okla and never knew we had castles except for the commercial one in Muskogee. This will give me some places to visit this summer if I can't make it out of the state because of the lack of money or other reasons.

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The Collings Castle it's not what it used to be. :soda:
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Postby jeffcoslacker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 am

There was one a quick bicycle ride from where I grew up in Denver. Richthofen Castle was built in the late 1880s by one of the Richthofen family (yes, those Richthofens) who settled in that area.

A lotta people around there will tell you it was originally built in Germany or Austria and dismantled and rebuilt in Denver. It wasn't, that's local folklore. I think some of the foundation blocks were cut or reclaimed in Germany and transported there, then built upon from local stone, IIRC. That's probably where the myth got started...

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Re: Castles in Okla

Postby hillsy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:32 pm

BlacktopTravelr wrote:I'm 67 yrs old and have lived most of my life in Okla and never knew we had castles except for the commercial one in Muskogee. This will give me some places to visit this summer if I can't make it out of the state because of the lack of money or other reasons.

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I'll have to admit I had a bit of a chuckle when I clicked on the link and saw "Castles in Oklahoma: A Glimpse Into Medieval Times"

Not exactly Medieval if they are only built a couple of hundred years ago, but I know what they meant.

They look like pretty nice places to visit - have fun there when you do go there [emoji106]

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Re: Castles in Okla

Postby Cuban » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:40 am

jeffcoslacker wrote: (yes, those Richthofens)

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Re: Castles in Okla

Postby BlacktopTravelr » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm

That looks like it could have been made by the WPA workers. :soda:

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