(Under Construction)

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

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To see a few of the interesting things that have occured at the castle in the past:

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 2011, scroll down this page.

Pictures of recent progress ( 2011)

1-1-2011 This is what the castle looks like at the beginning of 2011. Mother nature seems to think we like snow. This time, it's just about 2 inches.

1-31-2011 We've been hit again. We have about 8 inches this time. This is a photo of our driveway. I've gone down it with Moatmonster the backhoe, now I need to cut off a few small trees that are bent over from the weight of the snow.

2-2-2011 I have managed to get a little work done on the castle. This is a photo of the rest of the third floor hallway. I have just finished installing the wallboard here. To see the other half of this hallway, look at the photo posted on 5-11-2010.

2-19-2011 This is what the area looks like now. I have hung the light and a few pictures. This photo was taken looking up the stairway.

2-20-2011 Next, I guess I'll get started on the tower connected to the king's chamber. Just about the only places that still need wallboard are this room and the tower room off the kitchen.

3-1-2011 The ceiling in the king's chamber tower is now finished except for painting. The hole you see is the doorway to the small attic above. I will make a door for this someday. As far as the attic goes, I heard a rumor that someone named Repunzel lives up there, but I've never seen her.

3-2-2011 At the moment, I don't have the 1/4 inch bendable drywall that I need to do the walls of the kings tower, so I am going to do the ceiling in the tower off the kitchen.

3-4-2011 The drywall has now been installed on the ceiling in the kitchen tower. It still needs a little sanding and paint.

3-19-2011 The drywall has been installed on the walls of the kings tower. I still need to do the final sanding, and put on a coat of primer. The boxes you see sitting on the floor will be installed around the windows.

4-10-2011 We were visited by our good friend Anita (center). She brought her daughter Ellen and Ellen's husband Thomas. We had a good time, we're glad they came.

4-12-2011 The wallbaord work is done and the window boxes are in place in the king's tower. I have a coat of primer on the walls. I still need to paint, have carpet installed, and install a light fixture.

4-23-2011 Today, we were visited by Ed, Adam, James, and Chris. They seem to have an interest in castles, perhaps one of them will build one someday. It was an enjoyable visit.

5-15-2011 While walking Gailn along the road a few days ago, Patty heard a meow from the grass along side the road. It turned out to be Fuzzy the cat. He is a kitten about 7 weeks old. Of course, we couldn't leave him there to die, so we took him home. We are not sure what we are going to do with him, but we're pretty sure we are not going to keep him. He seems healthy and happy. I do not understand how anyone could be so cruel as to abandon a creature this small and defenseless. Well, we thought he was defensless, until he attacked Sir Gailin. Click The big Fuzzy attack .

5-15-2011 I have painted the walls in the kings chamber tower room. This is the same color that the walls will be painted in the rest of the kings chamber.

7-8-2011 The walls and trim have all been painted in the king's chamber. The carpet has been ordered, and should be installed in about two weeks. The doors have all been removed and painted. They will be re-installed after the carpet is in.

7-13-2011 One of our deer friends showed up today with her two new children. Their names are Prancer and Vixon.

7-20-2011 Our best deer friend Socks stopped by today with her new baby. We were told that the name of the new baby is Comet. Comet was born on June 26, so is about 3 1/2 weeks old.

8-13-2011 The nice people from JC's Installations (Lowe's) came to install the carpet in the King's Chamber last week. I was so busy doing other things that I forgot to take their picture. They did a nice job on the installation. The King's Chamber is now finished except that I still need to hang a couple more doors and I also need to install the permanent light fixtures.

8-14-2011 We had a visit from our friends Tim and Carol today. Tim has been here before, but this is Carol's first visit. Patty and I enjoyed their visit, we hope they had a nice time.

8-15-2011 We had a visit from some of Patty's relatives today. They were Gene, Carol, Donna, and Bob. It's been a while since they have been here for a visit (this is Bob's first time here), and it was fun to see them. Donna and Bob are here all the way from Mississippi.

9-28-2011 We are almost completly finished with the Duchess Suite now. The new (well, if you consider 100 years old or so to be new) furniture is now in place.

9-29-2011 Our friend Adam came up today to help out. He helped me move blocks and rocks. I calculate he lifted about two tons of blocks today in addition to the rocks he moved. He was a big help, thanks Adam.

10-6-2011 It's about time to get started building the chimney. This is wnat it looks now. The 3 large openings are from the fireplaces in the Greeting Chamber, The Queens Chamber, and the King's Chamber. The smaller opening is from the oil furnace in the basement.

10-6-2011 The first thing I need to do is to add a 2 foot section of flue liner onto each of the openings.

10-6-2011 Our friend Mike came up today to help out. He's a good worker, and he says he wants to come back again. He's welcome any time. Thanks Mike.

10-6-2011 This is what the chimney looked like a couple of hours later. We still have a long way to go.

10-8-2011 Our friends Sue, Charlie, Terry and Shereen stopped by on their way to the Apple Butter Festival. We enjoyed their visit although it was short.

10-12-2011 My sisters Judy and Lois came for a visit. They came here all the way from the west coast. We have not seen each other for a while, and it was a very pleasent visit. We hope they return soon.

10-18-2011 Now that all the company is gone, I have gotten back to work on the chimney.

10-23-2011 Our friends Bev and Frank came up for a visit. We don't get a cance to see them very often since we moved up here. We are very pleased that they came.

10-30-2011 Mother Nature stopped by a couple of days early to do a little trick-or-treating. She left 7 inches of snow on saturday. This photo was taken Sunday. The snow has already started melting, and will probably be completly gone in a couple of days.

10-31-2011 Our nephew Willie stopped by today for a visit. He brought his good friend Ivy with him. It was a short but pleasent visit and Galin enjoyed playing with Ivy.

11-2-2011 An 8 point buck stopped by to see what was going on in our yard. We are not quite sure who he is, but it's probably Dasher. He was with our good friends Socks and Comet.

12-6-2011 We were visited today by Marti Attoun (right) and her daughter Abby. Marti writes articles for a publication called American Profile. She is writing a story about castles that will someday be published in the American Profile magazine. Keep an eye out for it if American Profile comes in your newspaper. Marti and Abby are both very nice, and Patty and I had fun having them here.

12-10-2011 I was contacted by a man by the name of Richard Taylor a couple of weeks ago. He had found a light fixture around his place that he thought might look good in our castle. I told him I liked the look of it, and he was kind enough to send it up to us. I have just installed it in the king's tower. Thanks Richard.

12-31-2011 We had a surprise visit today from an old friend. John Gabel stopped by for a few minutes to see what we have accomplished lately. John is the builder of
Gabel's tower in Virginia. It was nice to see John again, it was a fun visit (he's not as dangerous as he looks).

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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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