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Lacey's Castle, a father's tribute – Shelby Ravellette

Lacey’s Castle – Shelby Ravellette 1954- Omaha, AR Environment with rocks In the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, stone mason Shelby Ravellette spends much of his time laying rocks. Some are small, some need a front-loader to move.  Many have unique characteristics, and get named. He is…

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Istre Cemetery Houses

Driving between Lafayette and Lake Charles, I took a detour to see if I could find Istre Cemetery, an old graveyard that still had “cemetery houses.”     Once numbering in the hundreds, only three grave houses remain.  200 years ago, Acadian settlers in southwest…

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Lacey’s Castle – A father’s tribute in Arkansas

Tucked away in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, stone mason Shelby Ravellette spends much of his time laying rocks. Some are small, some need a front-loader to move. Many have unique characteristics, and get named. He is building the Lacey Michele Castle to honor the memory…

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