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Mystery Place: Cold Springs home to former Wisconsin governor
Mystery Place: Cold Springs home to former Wisconsin governor
On County Highway N between Whitewater and Fort Atkinson is the community of Cold Spring, where one of our state governors, George W. Peck, lived.
Mystery Place: Home built for Elkhorn's longtime depot agent
Mystery Place: Home built for Elkhorn's longtime depot agent
You can see the former Livingston home, a Gothic-style brick home, at 311 S. Washington St. in Elkhorn.
Mystery Place: Owners born and raised in same house
Mystery Place: Owners born and raised in same house
The James and Annie Tubbs  home is located at 525 W. Court St. in Elkhorn. The original owner of the land on which this house was built was Dr. John Henderson. He obtained the government land grant deed.
Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
St. James United Methodist Church is located just south of the East Troy village square. According to information that I obtained at the East Troy Historical Society, the church's first brick building was built in 1907. The group pledged $6,000 to...
Mystery Place: Before the music,  Alpine Valley was farmland
Mystery Place: Before the music, Alpine Valley was farmland
This week's column looks at a more recent venue that  mainly is in the town of Lafayette, although a small section of Alpine Valley Resort sits in the town of Spring Prairie. 
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
The 1857 plat map shows William Aldrich owning 400 acres in Section 35 in the town of Spring Prairie, but by  1873 those acres  had been divided. A.M. Aldrich is shown owning 240 acres and Wm. A. Aldrich 160 acres.
Mystery Place: Reference books help define farms' owners
Mystery Place: Reference books help define farms' owners
If you travel on County O north of Delavan and Heart Prairie, you can see the three farms that were individually owned by Sextus Case, W.W. Case, James N. Case and Samuel N. Case.
Mystery Place: Bray farms located on road of same name
Mystery Place: Bray farms located on road of same name
There are two Bray farms located on the south side of Bray Road east of Elkhorn. I think of the farm in Section 32 in the town of Lafayette as the Howard and Bernice Bray farm. It was such when I moved to Walworth County in 1962.  The Austin...
Mystery Place: Lyons resident lends name to Buckbee Road
Mystery Place: Lyons resident lends name to Buckbee Road
You can see the former Buckbee farm if you head south on Wisconsin Highway 120 and turn east on Buckbee Road in the town of Lyons. The Francis A. Buckbee farm was in sections 18 and 19. The road got its name because of this family.
Mystery Place: Hollinshead farm traversed Briggs Road
Mystery Place: Hollinshead farm traversed Briggs Road
The former Hollinshead farm is located in sections 3, 4, 9 and 10 in the town of Delavan. It is on both sides of Briggs Road, north of Highway 11.