A tale of two castles

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Looking for a home with history? Two different castles are up for sale in the Thousand Islands region. While both homes go back to the Guilded Age, they have drastically different stories that illustrate the region's history.

Hopewell Hall is part of what was called millionaire’s row, a stretch of lavish homes and castles inhabited by affluent families such as the John Rockefellers, the Pullmans (Pullman railroad car), the Bournes (Singer Sewing Machine), Edward Noble (Life Saver’s candy), Andrew McNally (Rand McNally maps) and others, who traveled from New York City and Chicago alike to find a peaceful and beautiful area for their summer homes.

Carleton Island's Wyckoff Villa has a much sadder tale of death, destruction and neglect.

Listen as Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott explore this part of north country history, one you could own for yourself, for the right price.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.

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