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Mystery Place: Vermont man was original owner of Lauderdale farm
Mystery Place: Vermont man was original owner of Lauderdale farm
You can see the Lauderdale farm and its barn quilt titled “Bear Paw” at W4726 County Highway A, just east of Wisconsin Highway 67, north of Elkhorn.  
Mystery Place: Lyons school named for original property owner
Mystery Place: Lyons school named for original property owner
Lyons Central School is located on the south side of the community of Lyons. On April 28, 1845, William and Catherine Lyon donated a parcel known as the School House lot for a school.
 Mystery Place: Some county farms changed ownership frequently
Mystery Place: Some county farms changed ownership frequently
This barn and its quilt, Grandmother's Flower Garden, are located at N8434 Converse Road, according to the county's barn quilt map brochure. The farm is in Section 19 of the town of Whitewater. A section is one square mile and 640 acres.
Mystery Place: History of farm's owners includes hint of family tragedy
Mystery Place: History of farm's owners includes hint of family tragedy
This farm, located at N6650 Hodunk Road in the town of LaFayette, has had a number of owners. The 1857 plat map shows the owner as T. Pollock. The 1992 “History of Walworth County” shows that Thomas Pollock was discharged from the Union...
Mystery Place: Farmstead downsizes in acreage and size of livestock
Mystery Place: Farmstead downsizes in acreage and size of livestock
You can see the Dantuma farm and its Windmill Star barn quilt at W3090 State Line Road. Probably the easiest route is to take Highway 120 south toward the Illinois state line. Then head west about a half mile. Their barn is on the north side of the...
Spring Prairie home part of the Underground Railroad
Spring Prairie home part of the Underground Railroad
The house on the Britten farm is located at W1248 Potter Road in the Town of Spring Prairie.
 Prominent Chicago leaders and one gambler lived here
Prominent Chicago leaders and one gambler lived here
This is yet another house which can only be seen by walking the public path around Geneva Lake or by taking a boat ride on that lake. Some people know this house as the Swift house, but Edward F. Swift named it Villa Hortensia to honor his wife,...
Judge builds lake home, lumber baron doubles its size
Judge builds lake home, lumber baron doubles its size
Another house you can view if you walk the public path around Geneva Lake or take a boat ride on that lake is the Bonnie Brae, built in 1881 for Judge Thomas J. Withrow. He named the house for his only daughter, Bonnie, who was married at the house...
  Young slave girl survived by hiding out on this farm
Young slave girl survived by hiding out on this farm
The Dwinnell farm can be seen on Bowers Road just north of the intersection with Potters Road in the town of Lafayette. I think of it as the Dwinnell farm because when he owned the property it was a part of the Underground Railroad. 
Home's original owner has left his mark on the area
Home's original owner has left his mark on the area
You can see FlowerSide Inn only by walking the public path around Geneva Lake or taking a boat ride on that lake. It is well worth the effort.