Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O is for Osgood Castle

Welcome to the A-Z challenge, where we'll be blogging our way through the alphabet throughout the month of April. My theme will be places--it may be a specific place, a state, or a country. It will be whatever I think is spooky, beautiful, or intriguing. I'll be rating each stop on the way with those factors, with 5 being the highest score, and 1 being the lowest score. I hope it will inspire any writers, or travelers out there in Bloggerland. So, thanks for stopping by, and enjoy!

O = Osgood Castle
Osgood Castle is located in Redstone Colorado. It was built in the early 20th century as the home of John C. Osgood. He made his fortune as a coal and steel pioneer in the west, and was the founder of the Colorodo Fuel and Iron Company. Osgood developed a town of Redstone as a model company town, part of his experiment. Many businessman from around the world came to visit, and it was dubbed the "Ruby of the Rockies." It is now open for public tours, and events.
Some say the castle is haunted though. Cigar smoke is smelled suddenly in rooms of the castle, and sometimes chairs are dragged from one corner of the room to the other. Maybe Mr. Osgood still keeps watch over the castle.


Unknown said...

I'd love to visit! Just stopping by for the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

Anonymous said...

That is a big house. ;) Okay, okay, castle. Don't want the ghost of Mr. Osgood coming after me.

Julie Flanders said...

Never heard of this place. It kind of reminds me of the hotel in The Shining.

Crystal Collier said...

*holding back tears* The Rockies? I need to stop reading all these posts about my mountains. I so miss my beautiful mountains! *sigh* But if you want some really good freaky "mountain" lore, check out Spirit Lake in the Uintahs, and the lodge that was build on top of an Indian burial ground. You want some weird and freaky... (Although I mostly found it beautiful and hard to breathe while running. I mean, it's only 10K feet above sea level.)