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Boldt Castle, Thousand Islands, NY, tragic love story: In 1900, George Boldt ordered the construction of a castle where the family’s summer home was located. It was to be a Valentine’s Day surprise for his wife, as a testament of his love for her. In January of 1904, with the castle almost complete, tragedy struck. Louise Boldt died. It was both sudden and very unexpected. In his grief, George halted the construction of the castle. He would never set foot on Heart Island again.

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Boldt Castle

River Walk, San Antonio, Texas been there during my boot camp- time in Texas ohh would not want to live thru that again! The "new boot camp is so much "softer" will maybe go back to visit under "vacationing time" & not military time lol it is pretty cool place to visit

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Rock Island Lighthouse - The lighthouse was originally commissioned in 1847 and is located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands Region of upstate NY. Wellesley Island and the 1000 Islands Park Corporation is in the background.Image made on June 3rd, 2013, the evening before the grand reopening, after 3 years of extensive remodeling by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, NY - Bannerman's is the perfect ruin, right down to its location on Pollepel Island, which is fabled for eerie happenings going back to the 1600's. The island is owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and is closed to the public. THE castle was built in 1908 by Francis Bannerman to house his private arsenal.

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Boldt Castle - Heart Island, New York - George Boldt bought the island, shaped it into a heart, and built the castle for his wife. When she died in 1904, before the castle's completion, he abandoned the project, heartbroken. It is now a popular tourist attraction, being renovated...

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Witches Gulch, Wisconsin Dells, USA. >>> WOW. I need to take a road trip to all the hidden US places I find on Pinterest! This looks beautiful :)