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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Friday, February 03, 2006

Urban Renewal

As part of Atkins ongoing city beautification project, an 18-wheeler carrying a load of raw chicken parts to the de-boning plant was hit by a train this morning. I guess they were looking to enhance the palpable sense of doom that hangs over the town with the actual stench of imminent death. Brilliant!

I haven't made into town to see it yet, but it ought be interesting. It's just like a car accident, except with a train. But, I've still got to look.

I wonder which way the train was bound. It could make a big difference. If it was east bound, the chickens would be thrown towards the Catholic Church and some houses. West bound would sling them towards the old train depot and the main "business" district.

Does a pharmacy, a few abandoned buildings, a restaurant, and a barber shop constitute a business district?

(In case I sound too callous here, I don't think the driver or anyone else was hurt. As for the chickens, they were already dead.)


Blogger Kristin said...

Being an editor of a trucking magazine, I was wondering about the driver. Thanks for the info at the end! :)

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