A couple years back I stumbled on an old abandon homestead way back in the boonies while I was trout fishing. I typically fished this stretch in September and the leaves were still on the trees. This outing was in early season March and the trees were barren and snow was still everywhere. The world looks much different in early March.
The trout stream I fish had a large pool with flat rocks at the top of the pool. I thought the flat rocks looked almost man made like a platform. The stream was shallow and fast coming downstream and then the flat rocks and the hole widened out and deepened. My first thought was the WDNR had done this but after a little examination of the surrounding area this was the only structure and it looked out of place.I did a 360 look around of the area and saw a structure about 80 yards from the stream. I had fished this stretch numerous times before but the foliage had hidden the structure from me in the past. I walked up to the monolith. It looked very out of place here. There were no roads anywhere near. I tried to guess how old it was. I am not very good with things like that and my guess was just that.
The flat rocks on the stream and the large pool below them had to be a bathing and clothing washing area. This place was way remote and had some rock bluffs that cradled the home and its occupants. The discovery piqued my curiosity and I needed to know the history behind these ancient ruins.
The Spanish Flu killed about 2 percent of Wisconsin's population that year. The Spanish Flu epidemic was an odd strain. I researched it and it attacked healthy people and because of their better immune systems it effected them even more than the old or sickly.