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Castles of McHenry County

McHenry County Magazine
January 19, 2016
 in ARTS & ATTRACTIONSGOING PLACESHISTORYLANDMARKSRECREATION by ERICA BURKE

McHenry County tops Illinois’ “hidden castle” list.

Bettendorf Castle

McHenry County Living
December 5, 2011
 in ARTS & ATTRACTIONSGOING PLACESHISTORYINDIVIDUALS by PATRICK KING

Ted Bettendorf built his castle home in fox river grove from the ground up, one piece at a time till the day he died.

The Mystery of Bettendorf Castle

Quintessential Barrington
March-April Issue, 2012
 by JEFFERY WESTOFF

Growing up in a castle can be a bit like living in a Hardy Boys book. That’s how Bill Strohl felt
during the boyhood afternoons he and his younger brother, Danny, spent exploring the chambers of  the Bettendorf Castle