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A MAN'S CASTLE UNDER SIEGE BY BUREAUCRATS
[NORTH SPORTS FINAL, CN Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Searles, Denis M
Date: May 11, 1996
Start Page: 1
Section: HOME GUIDE
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"This is the only fighting castle left in the world," says Jim Bishop, who, over 27 years, single-handedly built the castle of granite rocks, steel and concrete, and without blueprints, building inspectors or permits.

"It has been under siege, but has won all its battles so far," says Bishop, a visionary--perhaps eccentric--wrought-iron craftsman with a shop in Pueblo.

The highway department didn't like Bishop's highway signs giving directions to the castle, located 16 miles northwest of Rye and about 25 miles southwest of Pueblo. After much acrimony there now is a state-approved sign pointing to the site.

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