Western Kenosha County Historical Society to host Holiday Potluck Dec. 7

The Folly Turkey Farm that existed west of the hamlet of Trevor on County Highway C, near to the current Town of Salem Treatment Plant. They operated an extensive mail order business for processed turkeys in any of 28 different forms and tastes as well as fresh for pickup. For a time, they operated a small store on the property and employed many locals. Some of their literature claims over 12,000 turkeys, many of these arriving as young animals thru the Trevor Post Office. This enterprise had several buildings, a huge drive-in size freezer, and two or three huge pressure cookers. The shell of one building still stands, but all the cages, and accessory buildings are now gone, the last, the residence, removed May, 2006. This property was once owned by the Mrs George Higgins, a Udall. The Udall family was a very early Salem/Wheatland family owning huge tracts of land and very active in the development of Fox River, Wilmot and Trevor./Image courtesy of Western Kenosha County Historical Society

The Folly Turkey Farm that existed west of the hamlet of Trevor on County Highway C, near to the current Town of Salem Treatment Plant. They operated an extensive mail order business for processed turkeys in any of 28 different forms and tastes as well as fresh for pickup. For a time, they operated a small store on the property and employed many locals. Some of their literature claims over 12,000 turkeys, many of these arriving as young animals thru the Trevor Post Office. This enterprise had several buildings, a huge drive-in size freezer, and two or three huge pressure cookers. The shell of one building still stands, but all the cages, and accessory buildings are now gone, the last, the residence, removed May, 2006. This property was once owned by the Mrs George Higgins, a Udall. The Udall family was a very early Salem/Wheatland family owning huge tracts of land and very active in the development of Fox River, Wilmot and Trevor./Image courtesy of Western Kenosha County Historical Society

The Western Kenosha County Historical Society, 25905 114th Ave, Trevor, will be hosting its annual (casual) Holiday Potluck on Dec. 7, Sunday, at 1 p.m.

As usual, there will be time to chitchat, see the history hall and visit until seating at 2 p.m. This is a potluck to augment the main course provided by the society.

RSVP is required, please by Dec. 1 at 630-336-4155 or 262-862-7753.

Also, attendees are asked to bring a ‘small little something’ to share in SHOW ‘N TELL. There will be a short meeting after dessert, affirm memberships, elect officers and continue visiting. Weather permitting, attendees will be able to visit the one-room schoolhouse, Twin Oaks, on the campus.

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