(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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Pictures of recent progress ( 2013)

1-1-2013 This is what the castle looks like at the beginning of 2013.

1-10-13 This is just a photo of a pretty sunrise here at the castle.

3-8-13 Some of our deer friends stop by to visit every day. Today, there were 12 at the same time. To see a video of the deer, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnN1c6klD_4&feature=youtu.be

3-10-13 One of the things I did not finish last year before it got too cold was the caps on the tower. I intend to do that soon.

3-13-13 In order to make the caps for the tops of the tower, I needed to pour concrete into this form. It takes about 3 days in the mold for the caps to harden up enough to remove them from the mold.

3-13-13 These are most of the caps that I will be installing on the tower as soon as it warms up a bit more. I don't like doing any concrete or mortar work when it could drop below freezing outside.

3-13-13 I am also getting ready to start working on making the chimney taller. I carried the necessary blocks up to the roof a couple at a time.

3-13-13 I have helpers up here at the castle, but it's tough getting them to do much work. This is a photo of Wizard and Caspian.

4-8-13 Now that the weather is warming up a bit, I decided to place the top caps on the new tower.

4-23-13 The weather is good enough now that I can get back to work on the chimney. I will probably do 6 more rows of blocks to get it tall enough.

4-23-13 The first thing to do is to install the flue liners. Do not ever try to build a chimney without a flue liner. It makes it much safer to operate.

4-25-13 The flue liners are 24 inches in length. Each block is 8 inches tall, so there are 3 rows of blocks for each length of flue liner. I have just finished these 3 rows.

5-3-13 It's time for another set of flue liners.

5-4-13 And another couple of rows of blocks. I may or may not put one more row on top of this. Either way, I still need to pour a top cap on the chimney to seal around the flue liners.

5-10-13 We had a visit from Matthew and Michelle today. We hope they enjoyed seeing the castle, we enjoyed having them here.

5-19-13 Either our deer friend Socks has swallowed a basketball, or she's about to have another baby. Her friend behind her seems to be in the same condition.

5-22-13 For some reason, when Socks is expecting she likes to lay in the woods near the castle. Perhaps she feels safe here.

5-23-13 We had a nice surprise here today, a double rainbow. Go here on you tube to see a video of it.

6-5-13 Now that the chimney is finished, I can take down the iron post that I used to mount the electric hoist. This hoist was used to lift blocks up to the roof. I also have three more merlons that need to be built. One will be in the space just to the right of the iron post, and the other two will be on the tower.

6-19-13 This is an important day. This is me laying the LAST block of the keep. The first block in the basement was put down in 1999. Now, 14 years later, the last block is placed. Funny how these things always take longer than we think they will. I still need to place the top caps on a few merlons including the one I'm working on here.

7-9-13 The last of the top caps have been placed on the crenelations.

7-14-13 I am trying to decide if I will be expanding the castle. Mr. Backhoe is digging out the area where the expansion would take place. I would like to at least add a wall around a courtyard area. We'll see how it goes.

7-27-13 Jess and Josh came up today to see the castle. They drove quite a way to come up, we are pleased that they were willing to go to the trouble. We hope they enjoyed their visit.

10-18-13 We had a visit today from our friends Trisha, Wendel, and Vaughn. Trisha came all the way from Missouri. Wendel and Vaughn live closer, but we don't get to see them too often. It was a nice visit.

10-23-13 I looked out the window this morning and saw that 5 deer friends of ours were lying in the yard. It's hunting season now, but they know that we are not hunters so I guess they feel safe here.

11-1-13 We had a visit today from Jeff and Donna. They drove all the way here from Ohio and they are considering building their own castle. We hope they do, and we hope when they do, they invite us to come visit them. It was an enjoyable visit, and they are welcome here anytime.

11-12-13 This is the stairwell to the battle deck (roof). I need to install some wallboard.

11-17-13 This is one of the closets in the queen's chamber. I finally got around to installing the drywall board on the ceiling.

11-22-13 This is a photo of the finished closet in the queen's chamber.

11-22-13 This is a photo of the finished stairwell. You will notice there is a small sink in the stairwell. This is just to provide a drain for the faucet there. The purpose of the faucet is so we can leave a hose connected there in case of fire on the third floor or on the roof. It never hurts to be safe.

11-20-13 This is a photo of the third floor hallway. Soon, I will be installing hardwood floors. I will be using the same flooring as I did on the first floor, and in the second floor hallway..

11-25-13 I have started installing the hardwood flooring in the hallway. It's difficult to see, but there is a yellow string running down the right side of the boards. It's VERY, VERY important to make sure the first row is straight. I placed the boards so they are in line with the tight string.

11-25-13 I am about half finished placing the flooring in the long part of the hallway (the hallway is sort of "L" shapped). It sure looks a lot better than the plywood did.

11-27-13 This is what the floor in this part of the hallway looks like now. It's finished except for the trim around the edges.

11-27-13 Next, I need to install flooring in the other half of the third floor hallway.

11-30-13 Well, that's about it for the flooring. I still need to install the base molding, but I don't have any right now, so I'll do that later.

12-31-13 We were advanced upon by a small army from the kingdom of Conway. We thought they were about to attack, but then we saw the hat one of them was wearing and knew they meant us no harm.

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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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