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Mystery Place: Pilots once used Dibble farm barn roof as landmark
Mystery Place: Pilots once used Dibble farm barn roof as landmark
What remains of the Dibble farm is located at 4170 Dam Road on the north side of Delavan. The farm was in the southeast corner of Section 7 in the town of Delavan.
Mystery Place: 19th century Whitewater was a hub for farm implements
Mystery Place: 19th century Whitewater was a hub for farm implements
The former site of what was known as “Reaperville” is located on the east side of Whitewater,  between Milwaukee Street and the railroad tracks, west of Newcomb Street (Wisconsin Highway 59).
Mystery Place: Fontana residents enjoy a beautiful view from Buena Vista
Mystery Place: Fontana residents enjoy a beautiful view from Buena Vista
Buena Vista, a housing complex in Fontana, was the site of Chief Big Foot's village before white settlers came to this area.
Mystery Place: Revolutionary War veteran put Troy on the map in the 1800s
Mystery Place: Revolutionary War veteran put Troy on the map in the 1800s
The community of Troy is located southeast of the village of East Troy on County Highway ES. This hamlet is in Sections 25 and 26 in the town of Troy.
Mystery Place: Respected lawyer was the patriarch of Delavan's Spooner family
Mystery Place: Respected lawyer was the patriarch of Delavan's Spooner family
The former home of Alfred S. Spooner is located at 729 Racine St. in Delavan. This house was built around 1860. In the earlier days of this building's life, the address was 109 Racine St.
Mystery Place: Settler details difficulties of 1800s living
Mystery Place: Settler details difficulties of 1800s living
The reference area at the Lake Geneva Public Library has an interesting booklet on the life of Truman M. Smith during his years in Walworth County. The information covering the years 1846 through 1851 was compiled by Barry and Joan Miller Cotter. Joan...
Mystery Place: A home's history is tied to the people who lived there
Mystery Place: A home's history is tied to the people who lived there
The former P.R. Jackson home is located at 114 Wisconsin St. in Delavan, just south of Phoenix Park. According to information in Frank Landi's book, “Delavan's Historic Residential Architecture,” the house was built around 1900. 
Mystery Place: Decades of farm families called town of Richmond property home
Mystery Place: Decades of farm families called town of Richmond property home
The Stanton farm is located on Territorial Road just west of Wisconsin Highway 89 in the town of Richmond, Section 6. Over the years this property had a number of owners.
Mystery Place: Architectural details preserved in 1890s Delavan home
Mystery Place: Architectural details preserved in 1890s Delavan home
The former Charles Barker home is located at 130 S. Fourth St. in Delavan. The Barker name is well known in Delavan.  Charles' father, Daniel, started the lumber business in Delavan in 1881. Ten years earlier he started a lumber company in Elkhorn.
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.