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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. 
Mystery Place: Folts ownership dates back to 1853
Mystery Place: Folts ownership dates back to 1853
You can see the Folts farm if you drive on North Road south of Westbound Road on the west side of Darien. It is located in sections 29, 30 and 31 in the town of Darien. The 1853 plat map shows that Jacob, Benj. and Daniel Folts owned 517 acres in...
Mystery Place: La Grange's Bromley family farmed, served in local government
Mystery Place: La Grange's Bromley family farmed, served in local government
The Bromley Woodland Trust lands are located in sections 10 and 15 in the town of LaGrange. It is on both sides of Greening Road, although most of the property is on the north side. According to the 2010 plat book, the Kettle Moraine State Forest runs...
Mystery Place: Frey family first settled south of here
Mystery Place: Frey family first settled south of here
The Allan W. and Larry C. Frey farm is located in the northwest part of Section 20 in the town of Geneva. It can be seen from either Petrie or Palmer roads. 
Mystery Place: This farm's big harvest is in winter
Mystery Place: This farm's big harvest is in winter
Country Side Trees is located in Section 6 of the town of Walworth. You can see it in the area southeast of the intersection of County Highway O and North Walworth Road. Another portion of the property is just west of the former North Walworth School...