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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...
Mystery Place: Take a Halloween journey around Walworth County
Mystery Place: Take a Halloween journey around Walworth County
Take a Halloween journey around Walworth County to see some interesting and eerie sites — is there really a house with a ghost on Delany Road in Richmond?
Mystery Place: First town of Sharon settler once owned this farm
Mystery Place: First town of Sharon settler once owned this farm
You can see a barn quilt, “Fortunate,” on the G. & M. Savage Trust farm at W9432 County Highway B in the town of Sharon.  This farmette is located in Section 18 of that township. It is almost on the border with Rock...
 Mystery Place: The barn quilt is displayed on a silo at this homestead
Mystery Place: The barn quilt is displayed on a silo at this homestead
Out in the country, west of Elkhorn, you'll see a barn quilt on a silo. This quilt is called Storm At Sea. It is located on the Bob and Jodi Swatek farm at W5839 Sugar Creek Road, at the intersection with Granville Road. The farm setting is in Section...
 Mystery Place: First rural schoolhouse gone, but memories linger
Mystery Place: First rural schoolhouse gone, but memories linger
Reed School was located at the northwest corner of County Highway X and Foundry Road on the south side of Darien. This was the first district school in the township. It received that name because the Ovid and Amasa Reed family lived on the corner...
 Mystery Place: Abbe farm teaches family 'a sincere respect for our earth'
Mystery Place: Abbe farm teaches family 'a sincere respect for our earth'
The Abbe farm is located at N6190 County Highway  H in the town of Sugar Creek, in Section 14, north of Elkhorn. Here you can see a “Crazy Quilt” barn quilt painted in earthy tones.