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 Mystery Place: Women held ownership of this farm since 1913
Mystery Place: Women held ownership of this farm since 1913
The Pearson farm is located at W9411 Cemetery Road in Section 30 in the town of Sharon. According to the 1857 plat map, the land now encompassed by their farm was owned by John Allen in one plot and Anton Guile in another. The 1873 plat book indicates...
Mystery Place: Seven Oaks School was in the town of Lyons
Mystery Place: Seven Oaks School was in the town of Lyons
The Raduenz farm is located at 5260 Wisconsin Highway 50 almost at the east end of this county, in Section 36 in the town of Lyons on the north side of the road.  
Mystery Place: One book doesn't always tell the whole story
Mystery Place: One book doesn't always tell the whole story
The J. and E. Simons farm is located off Potter Road near the community of Vienna, at N6292 Paradise Drive in the town of Spring Prairie. You will see a “no outlet” sign at the road, but drive ahead a short distance and you will see the...
Mystery Place: Tracing farm ownership requires some conjecture
Mystery Place: Tracing farm ownership requires some conjecture
The Eugene and Jane Ruenger farm is located at N7537 McCabe Road in the town of Whitewater, Section 36. Their barn quilt is called “Acorn's Promise.” The Ruengers have been at this location since at least 1970.
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.