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Mystery Place: Some names of those buried lost to time
Mystery Place: Some names of those buried lost to time
You can find Mount Hope Cemetery in Section 23 on Spring Prairie Road just west of County Highway DD in the town of Spring Prairie.  This cemetery is located on the Robert R. & Dorothy M. Stowell Trust farm.
Mystery Place: Barn quilt decorates the Walter farmstead
Mystery Place: Barn quilt decorates the Walter farmstead
The Lyle Walter farm is located at N6396 Bowers Road, northeast of Elkhorn. The name of the barn quilt is “Mariner's Compass.”
Mystery Place: Involved citizens have called this farm home
Mystery Place: Involved citizens have called this farm home
The barn quilt on the Pruessing barn is an original rosemaling design. You can see it just south of North Walworth Road and west of Williams Bay at N2059 Six Corners Road.  The farm is located in sections 5 and 8 in the town of Walworth.
Mystery Place: Barn quilt decorates this Darien farmstead
Mystery Place: Barn quilt decorates this Darien farmstead
This farm is located at W9550 Creek Road, west of Delavan and almost to the border with Rock County. It is in Section 19 of the town of Darien. Here you can see the barn quilt titled “Eight Hands Around.”
Mystery Place: Cold Springs home to former Wisconsin governor
Mystery Place: Cold Springs home to former Wisconsin governor
On County Highway N between Whitewater and Fort Atkinson is the community of Cold Spring, where one of our state governors, George W. Peck, lived.
Mystery Place: Home built for Elkhorn's longtime depot agent
Mystery Place: Home built for Elkhorn's longtime depot agent
You can see the former Livingston home, a Gothic-style brick home, at 311 S. Washington St. in Elkhorn.
Mystery Place: Owners born and raised in same house
Mystery Place: Owners born and raised in same house
The James and Annie Tubbs  home is located at 525 W. Court St. in Elkhorn. The original owner of the land on which this house was built was Dr. John Henderson. He obtained the government land grant deed.
Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
St. James United Methodist Church is located just south of the East Troy village square. According to information that I obtained at the East Troy Historical Society, the church's first brick building was built in 1907. The group pledged $6,000 to...
Mystery Place: Before the music,  Alpine Valley was farmland
Mystery Place: Before the music, Alpine Valley was farmland
This week's column looks at a more recent venue that  mainly is in the town of Lafayette, although a small section of Alpine Valley Resort sits in the town of Spring Prairie. 
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
The 1857 plat map shows William Aldrich owning 400 acres in Section 35 in the town of Spring Prairie, but by  1873 those acres  had been divided. A.M. Aldrich is shown owning 240 acres and Wm. A. Aldrich 160 acres.