Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Oklahoma Castle

This is one of my favorite Southern points of interest. Captain's or Reynolds' Castle in Cameron, Oklahoma, was built in 1890 by Captain J.E. Reynolds.

Constructed of native stone mined from a nearby quarry, the castle includes two stone towers and massive walls.

Captain Reynolds seems to have been quite a character. He later described himself as an "unreconstructed Confederate" and during World War I offered to raise a force of former Southern soldiers with Confederate "gray ghost" John Mosby to go and fight in Europe. His grave in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is marked by statuary of two women rescuing him from a Georgia battlefield.

To learn more about the Oklahoma Castle and see the other photographs, just go to: http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/castle1.

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