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Postman’s stone house…

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Most mailmen trudge along,  walking the same route day after day,  seeing the same old things.   But  French postman  Ferdinand Cheval spent more than three decades collecting interesting rocks he found as he walked along his route during the day,  and by night using them to build a palace for himself.   He completed the edifice in 1912,  then spent eight more years building a mausoleum in the town cemetery,  since he couldn’t legally be buried at his home.   He died a year later,  but his dream is now a protected landmark,  open to visitors.





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February 27, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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