(Under Construction)

This is an artists conception of what the castle will look like when finished.

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The 2006 Siege of Dupont Castle

The 2009 siege of Dupont Castle

2010 Murder Mystery at Dupont Castle

The overall long range plan.

View from the building location.

Picture of the royal wishing well we built.

Picture of the royal stone gateposts that we built

What the building site looked like at the end of 1998.

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For pictures of work done in 2014, scroll down this page.

Pictures of recent progress ( 2014)

1-11-2014 This is what the castle looks like at the beginning of 2014.

2-3-2014 This winter has been worse than most. This is a photo from the third floor window.

2-13-2014 - I took this photo on the roof. This is the snow on one of the towers.

2-13-2014 - Eleven inches so far. It's still snowing.

2-13-2014 - I feel bad for our deer friends. They wanted to go to Florida for the winter, but missed the plane.

2-28-2014 - I finally got around to installing the base molding, and painting the rest of the hall on the third floor. This is the view in one direction.

2-28-2014 - This is the view in the other direction, I still need to install a railing near the stairs.

4-15-2014 - I also installed the molding and painted the hall on the second floor.

5-1-2014 - One of the reasons I have not been getting much castle work done lately is that I've been spending time working on the Moatmonster. He had some leaking hydraulic cylinders. I have installed new seals in four of them, and this is the rod and piston from the fifth.

5-1-2014 - This is the cylinder that the rod and piston go into.

5-1-2014 - And this is the cylinder all put together. I still have a couple more small leaks to tend to, but the cylinders are all in good shape now.

5-21-2014 - This strange thing showed up in the garage near the roof.

5-21-2014 - I took a look, and it seems to have four large jellybeans in it.

5-21-2014 - And there is this crazy bird that sits on it most of the time. I wonder what it is.

5-23-2014 - We were visited by well-known photographer Brian Ulrich. He was accompanied by his two associates (Ashley and Stanley). They took photos of the castle with some pretty sophisticated cameras. We enjoyed having them here and hope they were able to get some good pictures.

5-31-2014 - We had a visitor today. I told him to come back a few days before Thanksgiving. He just laughed and ran off.

6-1-2014 - I don't like to cut down trees, but unfortunatly this one is right where the planned wall will go. I will need to take it down.

6-4-2014 - The tree is gone now. I need to do some more digging before I can start putting in the new footers.

6-5-2014 - Well, this is strange, the four jellybeans have turned into little balls of fluff with little beaks on them.

6-14-2014 - Mr. Moatmonster has been digging lately, and he has managed to get us to the castle wall where the new wall will connect.

6-16-2014 - The new kids are growing up. They will be going off to college soon. At this point, they barely fit in the nest. Momma bird was saying that she wishes she had built a two bedroom house.

6-17-2014 - I checked on the kids this morning about 9:30. The all had their suitcases packed and were talking about going off to flight school.

6-17-2014 - I checked again about 10:30. They were gone. I have not seen them since. I kind of miss them, perhaps they will come back for a visit sometime.

7-7-2014 - I am about half done getting the forms in place for the footers for the new section.

7-18-2014 - I now have all the lumber in place for the footers, but there is still much to do before I can pour the concrete. The forms are not yet level, and having them level is of great importance. I also need to run the power tamper on the soil to make sure it is as solid as can be, and I need to put in the re-bar.

7-24-2014 - The soil up here is pretty solid, but we need to tamp the soil under the footers to make sure it's compacted so it can hold up the castle without having any settlement that could cause cracks.

7-25-2014 - That's where our friend Thumper comes in. He's pretty old, but he still runs and can make the soil solid. I run him around the dirt a couple of times, then I put in a bit of gravel and run him around again.

7-27-2014 - This is what it looks like when I'm finished thumping. You will notice that I have stapled some 6 mil plastic on the inside of the forms. This makes it much easier to remove the forms after the concrete has hardened.

7-28-2014 - It is VERY important that the tops of the forms be level. Our builders level may not be the newest and most advanced system, but he gets the job done.

7-30-2014 - The re-bar is now in place. There are just a couple of minor things to do and I will be ready to pour the concrete.

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Princess Patricia and I would like to say a special THANK YOU to the following people who have volunteered time and energy to help with the work at the castle site.

Bill Postlethwait
Mariann Postlethwait
Mark Eastwood
Barbara Gay
Jim Eaton
Carol Eaton
John Miller
Terry Robinson
Shereen Robinson
Brad Hurliman
Rob Dekarske
Shirley Mandler
T.O. Galloway
Bill White
Adam Elliott
Mike Rozalski

I would also like to thank the following people for advice, technical assistance, encouragement, and moral support:

John Miller - Bull Run Castle
Ron Bigbee - Castle Avalon
Sir Randy Michael - Chateau LaRoche
Peter Wing - Wings Castle
Sue Maxwell - Ravenwood Castle
Mike Freeman - Castell Gwynn
Roger Greim - Kataryna Castle
Bruce Busboom - Busboom Castle
Meme Hardin - Hardin Castle
Wyatt C Mortensen - Sleeping Beauty Castle
David O'Connor - Castle Anam Cara

We would like to thank the following people who donated either money furnishings, or building materials to the Dupont Castle building project.

Bill & Mariann Postlethwait
Shirley Zimmerman & Bob Hampl
Mark Eastwood &Barbara Gay
Frank & Beverly Frederick
Bentley & PamWestfield
Al Dumit
Frank Bredimus - Berkeley castle
Mack & Mattie McLaughlin
Terry and Rick Moody - Sky High Castle
John & Pat Beno
Terry and Linda Jemison
Tientje Willis
Carl & Christine Hanfling
Charles Klusarits
Rick & Shirley Rutherford
T.O. Galloway and Shirley Mandler
Bill White
Annamae and Ron Ankeny
Keith Nolan
Foy and Helen Varner
Jim Fassio
Richard Taylor

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