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 Mystery Place: Cemetery records its share of young lives cut short
Mystery Place: Cemetery records its share of young lives cut short
The Millard Cemetery is located on County Highway O north of its intersection with County Highway A. It was laid out on Section 9 of the town of Sugar Creek on Barker land and started out as a cemetery connected to the local church. Eventually it ...
Mystery Place: In 1839, seven families gathered to form Fontana
Mystery Place: In 1839, seven families gathered to form Fontana
The village of Fontana began when Dr. Henry Clark, who came from Oswego County, New York, bought 66.06 acres for $83.25 on Feb. 25, 1839, from the U. S. government. That's all the land from Highway 67 to the lake shore and from the boulevard by the...
 Mystery Place: LaGrange buildings repurposed for continued use
Mystery Place: LaGrange buildings repurposed for continued use
The tiny but historic community of LaGrange is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and County Highway H in Walworth County.
 Mystery Place: Veterans from six wars, 52 from Civil War, buried here
Mystery Place: Veterans from six wars, 52 from Civil War, buried here
The Darien Cemetery is located on the north side of U.S. Highway 14 on the southwest side of the village. The Darien Cemetery Association was organized on Dec. 12, 1854, in Henry Frey's storehouse.  
Mystery Place: The state once considered creating a Sugar Creek Lake
Mystery Place: The state once considered creating a Sugar Creek Lake
Back in 1961 the Wisconsin Conservation Department was studying the possibility of creating a lake called Sugar Creek Lake in Walworth County. The 2,300 acre lake and state park would require the purchase of about 7,500 acres in the towns of Lafayette...
Mystery Place: One-room schoolhouse held students through 1947
Mystery Place: One-room schoolhouse held students through 1947
You can see the site of the former Wright School at the southeast corner of County Highway D and Bowers Road in Section I of the town of Lafayette.  
 Mystery Place: Land ownership changed frequently during Depression
Mystery Place: Land ownership changed frequently during Depression
The Craig and Eileen Guthrie farm is located on County Highway O north of Millard, in Section 4 in the town of Sugar Creek. According to the 1857 plat map, 80 of the current 100 acres of this farm was owned by H. Taylor — Hiram...
Mystery Place: 1845 Silas Ingalls farm divvied up among his progeny
Mystery Place: 1845 Silas Ingalls farm divvied up among his progeny
The 1845 farm of Silas Ingalls was in Section 19 of the town of Linn. The 1857 plat map shows a small section was also in Section 18.  
Mystery Place: Tracing farm's ownership complicated due to spellings
Mystery Place: Tracing farm's ownership complicated due to spellings
The McClellan farms are located in Sections 10, 11 and 14 in the town of Darien. The current acreage being farmed, including rented fields, totals 3,000 acres. Tom McClellan is the farm manager along with his partner, Wes Hopkins.
Mystery Place: Town of Walworth home to Featherstones since 1900
Mystery Place: Town of Walworth home to Featherstones since 1900
The Featherstone farm is located in Section 8 in the town of Walworth. You can see this well-kept farmstead easily as you drive southeast on U.S. Highway 14 between Darien and Walworth.