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 Mystery Place: History of property owners reveals more than names
Mystery Place: History of property owners reveals more than names
The Bill and Jane Kwasinski farm is located at W5995 Green Lake Road in the town of LaGrange. Their daughter, Connie Poggensee, gave the barn quilt, “Fire and Ice,” to her parents as a Christmas gift. The green John Deere tractor and fire...
Mystery Place: Artist's home and studio was once a livery and stable
Mystery Place: Artist's home and studio was once a livery and stable
The former home and studio of artist Richard Alexander is located on the northeast corner of Walworth and Terrace streets in Delavan.  
Mystery Place: Reference directories track farm's ownership
Mystery Place: Reference directories track farm's ownership
The Ken and Betty Baerwald family farm is located on County Highway H north of County A and south of Green Lake Road in Section 33A in the town of LaGrange. Their barn quilt is called “Father's Choice.” Baerwalds have owned this property...
Mystery Place: Springfield Union Cemetery is a chronicle of history
Mystery Place: Springfield Union Cemetery is a chronicle of history
The Springfield Union Cemetery is located at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Hwy. 120 and Hospital Road.  This is located in the Town of Lyons.  Their cemetery association was organized on October 10, 1857.  Cyrus King was the...
Mystery Place: Town's cheese factories often doubled as post offices
Mystery Place: Town's cheese factories often doubled as post offices
The little community of Linton is located in the town of Linn, Sections 20-21, at the intersection of Linton Road (former County Highway BB) and Maple Ridge Road. The name is a shortening of Linn Township, originally spelled Linnton.
Mystery Place: 1909 building couldn't bank on original
Mystery Place: 1909 building couldn't bank on original
The former State Bank in Delavan was first organized as the Walworth County Bank back in 1855. It was one of the early businesses in Delavan. In 1911 the name changed to Wisconsin State Bank.
Mystery Place: White River County Park has a rich ownership history
Mystery Place: White River County Park has a rich ownership history
White River County Park is the newest of Walworth County's three parks, located at 6503 Sheridan Springs Road, in Section 16 in the town of Lyons. Walworth County purchased the land in 2014. A dedication was held in October.  
Mystery Place: Plat maps reveal farmstead changed hands frequently
Mystery Place: Plat maps reveal farmstead changed hands frequently
You can see a barn quilt, “Mountain Variation,” on the W. and M. Garwood Farm, which is located at the southwest corner of County Highway K and Sweet Road in Section 26 in the town of Darien.
Mystery Place: Kennel Road likely named for former resident's job
Mystery Place: Kennel Road likely named for former resident's job
You can see the barn quilt “Cake Stand” on the Stern barn at N5423 Kennel Road in the town of Sugar Creek, west-northwest of Elkhorn. You can access it from either Hazel Ridge or Sugar Creek roads. This may be a road that you do not often...
Mystery Place: St. Catherine's Cemetery just a wee bit outside of Walworth County
Mystery Place: St. Catherine's Cemetery just a wee bit outside of Walworth County
To visit St. Catherine's Cemetery you need to travel into Rock County on County Highway B. It is located on the south side of the road just a short distance beyond the county line. According to a sign at the entrance, the cemetery was established in...