Walworth County Historical Society

Big Foot Prairie

Big Foot Prairie was the prairie opening at the head of Geneva Lake (once known as Big Foot Lake, but renamed in honor of Geneva Lake in New York State); the prairie straddled the state line between Walworth, Wisconsin and Big Foot, Illinois.
In the early days there was no rural free mail delivery and people came from miles around to the Big Foot post office for mail which was brought in twice a week by horse and buggy from Harvard and Elkhorn.

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