Retaining wall beneath Ole Bull's "Castle," Oleana, PA, circa 1910.
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Black and white photograph of the wall

Credit: Courtesy of Potter County Historical Society

Many accounts of New Norway refer to Ole Bull's residence overlooking the town as a castle. In fact, Bull's residence was no more than a temporary wooden cabin built atop a large stone wall and foundation. Bull planned to build onto his home in the future, but like most of the other buildings in the colony, his residence fell into disrepair and was then torn down. Today, remnants of the stone foundation are all that remain of Ole Bull's "castle."

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