LAKE HISTORY

Kansasville is an unincorporated community in Racine County, Wisconsin. The area is a part of the Town of Dover. The area has also been referred to as Brighton or Eagle Lake, Wisconsin. The origin for the name of the area is uncertain; some sources claim it was named after the Kansas-Nebraska Act, while others claim it was named in honor of area settlers from Kansas. Another belief on the issue is that it was named after the railroad system in town which used to operate from Wisconsin to Kansas. Recreation areas found in Kansasville include Eagle Lake Park and the Richard Bong State Recreation Area.

Thought it might be fun to learn about the history of Eagle Lake and the surrounding area. By seeing views of the past, we can appreciate what we enjoy today and are trying to preserve for the future. The following images are from postcards, preserved by Donna Olsen, who has lived her whole life at the lake. If anyone else has something to contribute, please contact the webmaster

St. Mary's Church, Church  Road

Hotel - "The Island"

Eagle Lake as seen from the Tower, The Island 

    

This was right next to the railroad tracks in downtown Kansasville