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Mystery Place: Three adjoining farms share borders, not owners
Mystery Place: Three adjoining farms share borders, not owners
The Scurek farm is located at W3510 County Highway A in the town of Troy with land in Sections 26, 27, 33, 34 and 35. The farmstead is located in Section 34. Their barn quilt is titled “Peppermint Twist.”  
Mystery Place: Columnist has a personal connection to farm
Mystery Place: Columnist has a personal connection to farm
The Vogt farm is located at W4186 County Highway A in the town of Troy in Section 32, on the south side of the road. Some of that farm also is in the town of LaFayette. There you can view the barn quilt titled “Compass Star.”
Mystery Place: Plat books show chronology of larger homestead
Mystery Place: Plat books show chronology of larger homestead
The Darnstadt home is located at 2772 South Road, just north of Wisconsin Highway 50 in the town of Lyons. Linda Darnstadt tells me that their house is rather unique and the original part of the home dates back to 1860. Their barn and milk house go...
Mystery Place: Train watchers flock to Rochelle for a daily show
Mystery Place: Train watchers flock to Rochelle for a daily show
Do you love to watch trains? The Rochelle Railroad Park is an ideal spot for you to visit. This small community in northern Illinois has 80 to 120 trains traveling through every 24 hours. Rochelle has two double tracks belonging to two companies: the...
 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.