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The Loveland Castle / Chateau Laroche

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Loveland Castle

Chateau Laroche, or Loveland Castle as it’s more commonly called, is actually a pretty cool place. Built by hand, by one man, over the course of 50 plus years…that’s pretty impressive. In 1927, a man named Harry Andrews bought some  land along the Little Miami River in Loveland, to use as a place for his Sunday School class of young men to swim, fish and camp. At first, the boys slept in tents, but after a few years, Harry had the idea to build a few ‘stone tents’ using rocks from the river. Harry, who had a love for the olden days of Knights and castles, then , formed the Knights of the Golden Trail. Basically a Boy Scout troop based on the Ten Commandments and the principles of  knighthood. Since all knights need a castle, he took the idea of his stone tents a step further, and on June 5, 1929, Chateau La Roche was begun.

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