Since 1867, and even many years before, the people on the small family farms have blessed this area of western Wisconsin with their Catholic faith. Now, 150 years later, many of the small family farms are large farms, but not much else has changed. Locals continue to provide directions such as, “Go past Montana Ridge,” or “Head to Irish Valley,” or “My farm is up the valley”. People who live here know exactly where you are. Many landmarks are names given by the first settlers of the area.