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Mystery Place: History of old schoolhouses often tied to land ownership
Mystery Place: History of old schoolhouses often tied to land ownership
The former Lowell Schoolhouse, which is now a private home, is located at 9602 Wisconsin Highway 67 in the town of Sharon. It is in Section 30, almost into Rock County.
Mystery Place: Ruby Acres promoted Wisconsin's Holstein farmers
Mystery Place: Ruby Acres promoted Wisconsin's Holstein farmers
The former Ruby Acres house is located just west of Highway 67/12 north of Elkhorn. The former 750-acre farm was in Section 25 in the town of LaGrange, just north of the former Sterlingworth Hotel.
Mystery Place: Vanderstappen Farm is Dutch made according to sign
Mystery Place: Vanderstappen Farm is Dutch made according to sign
The Martin and Nancy Vanderstappen farm is located at W3523 Mohawk Road in the Town of Linn. Their farm property is in Sections 33 and 34; the major portion is in Section 34.
Mystery Place: Geologist who traveled the Grand Canyon once lived here
Mystery Place: Geologist who traveled the Grand Canyon once lived here
The former community of South Grove is located at the intersection of County Highway B and Salt Box Road in the town of Sharon. It was enough of a community that it is platted in the plat book of 1873. South Grove was the first settlement of the...
Mystery Place: Nelson's plaque commemorates Jacobsville community
Mystery Place: Nelson's plaque commemorates Jacobsville community
The Nelson farm is located on Hazel Ridge Road just west of Elkhorn in Sections 33 and 34 in the town of Sugar Creek. In the 1970s and 1980s this farm also extended into Section 28.
Mystery Place: Stallers convert a three-acre farmette into thriving winery
Mystery Place: Stallers convert a three-acre farmette into thriving winery
The Staller Estate Winery is located at W8896 County Highway A just east of the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 89. This is in Section 16 in the town of Richmond.
Mystery Place: Stewart farm had a leg on both sides of Townline Road
Mystery Place: Stewart farm had a leg on both sides of Townline Road
The Stewart farm occupies land on both sides of  Richmond/Darien Townline Road, west of Highway 89 in both of those townships,  Section 32 in Richmond and Section 5 in Darien.
Mystery Place: 'Painted Lady' in Delavan; the rest of the Dunham School story
Mystery Place: 'Painted Lady' in Delavan; the rest of the Dunham School story
'Painted Lady' documented in several books.
Mystery Place: Town of Sharon crossroads carries family name
Mystery Place: Town of Sharon crossroads carries family name
You will find the former Ed Kiteley farm at the southwest corner of  County Highway C and Lake Shore Road in the town of Sharon, Section 16. It is diagonally across the road from the North Sharon Cemetery. The 1900 atlas of Walworth County shows both...
Mystery Place: Stately house was once home to community-minded settler
Mystery Place: Stately house was once home to community-minded settler
The former home of Herman A. Briggs can be seen at 202 S. Main St. in Delavan. He married Elizabeth Hollingshead, the daughter of William and Caroline, who had a farm near Elkhorn.