Kardtects builds fun everywhere, and so when we visited the Ghost Town of Celestia, we decided to build our signature card structure there. Can you find it in the Image? It isn’t difficult to find, but our Kardtects Card House is a reminder of the houses that once did fill the area.
Celestia’s history began in the mid 1800’s and ended by the early 1900’s. Religious unrest caused the formation of the town from those who believed they were waiting there for the coming of Christ. The Celestians took Isiah’s verse of the Bible; ‘In the wilderness prepare ye the way of the Lord’, to refer to the land they created their sacred town in. It was positioned far from any major city and was definitely considered in the wilderness. It still could be seen as such.
Celestia was known as the ‘City of Heaven’, but leftover foundations and old papers, suggest it wasn’t ever more than a small self-supporting community made up around 20 or so buildings. These buildings included a general store, sawmill, barns, family homes, and a few other outbuildings.
Although a happy and peaceful people, over time the Celestians dispersed, and the buildings of the ‘City of Heaven’ were left alone for the wilderness to overtake all that once thrived there.
Remains of home and barn foundations, the spring which provided fresh water, traces of the apple orchard, pastures for grazing animals, and remnants of the mill are there to keep memory for a life once built there.
It was interesting to visit the Ghost Town, walk down through the wilderness, and think about how all things change over time. Building a Card House there was something fun to do. I built it within a landscape where I could imagine a real house being constructed.
Although I had to take it down, for a short while, the Kardtects Card House was part of the ‘City of Heaven’. How cool is that!