The Devil Queen

How my wife and I sold our souls to the Queen Anne Victorian we tried to save.

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Location: Crow Mountain, Arkansas, United States

Synopsis: This is a cautionary tale. A seriously disturbed couple find the charming, old ruin of a Queen Anne Victorian in Russellville, Arkansas, and buy it for $1.00. They tore the roof off, cut it in half, and had it moved to some land they owned sixteen miles away because they didn't know any better. Since then, they have hired and fired contractors, had all of their tools stolen, re-wired, re-plumbed, insulated, and essentially rebuilt the entire house. Their only problem is that after four years it still isn't finished. Now they are tired, broke, and wonder what in the hell it is they've done to themselves. And, it's haunted.
(Last updated on April 3, 2008)

Press: Russellville Courier Article - December 2003, HGTV website article, AP story - October 2006, and Victorian Homes Magazine - February 2008 (link coming soon).
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Monday, May 09, 2005

Cassandria Anne Tate (1880-1898), second wife of Ransom 'Van' Newton Vandorn Boswell. She is buried at Norristown Cemetary, Pope County, Arkansas. This photo of her dates to 1896. She had one child named Emma Boswell. She was born on July 22, 1897.

I found this picture online at Cassandria's picture is the only photo of a former resident of the Queen that we've found. The Boswell family seems to have died out locally. The only living members of the family I've located live in California. They are the direct descendants of Cassandria and Emma.
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