Douglas Legacy Farm
The Douglas Legacy Farm is held in trust to serve veterans. The farm is home to wonderful horses ready to serve veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Forces
Both Russell and Pearl Douglas lived to be 95 years old. Russell was born in the Douglas home and lived there all his life. He died in 2011. Russell served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and was part of the frenzy of D-Day while deployed to the European Theater. Pearl was born in Pittsville, Wisconsin. She married Russell in 1946 and lived on the Douglas farm until her passing in 2012.
Russell and Pearl deeply loved their country, community, and church. They spent their lives serving God and anyone who needed a helping hand. Russell always looked to the future. He helped forward the development of Lake Redstone, viewing the change from a full farm community to a farm - lake community as positive economic development for the area and a step into the future.
The Douglas home was homesteaded by Benjamin Douglass, a Civil War veteran who moved from Connecticut to settle among the beautiful, rolling hills of La Valle, Wisconsin. It remained a home to the Douglas family, and to those among them who had served their country in times of war, for 150 years.
Pearl Douglas determined that the Douglas home should continue to be a home for veterans and their families by establishing a equine rescue farm. Here she planned for veterans and their families to visit the farm, enjoy the beauty she had called home for over 60 years, and with that, establish bonds of healing and friendship with some very special horses.
Volunteers are needed to build three horseshoe pits. We'd like to bring back horseshoe fun to the Douglas Legacy Farm.
If you would like to take on this project, please call 608-985-7889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bev Vaillancourt, representing the Douglas Legacy Farm, presents a $300 check to Melinda Dresen from Dryhootch in Madison. The October 1st fundraising event at the Douglas Legacy Farm raised $900. The money was divided equally among three organizations serving veterans: Dryhootch, Veterans Assistance Foundation, and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success.
Location: E4136 Douglas Road,
La Valle, WI
Many thanks to the visitor who lined the entry to the farm with American flags. What a nice way to say hello!
The Douglas Legacy Farm is under the 501(c)3 umbrella of the Greater Sauk County Community Foundation. All donations to dlf4vets are tax exempt.
Restoration of well-loved buildings was a promise made to Pearl Douglas - and a promise continually met.
The current project includes straightening the frame and adding a new foundation, siding and roof to the old woodshed and workshop.
Location: E4136 Douglas Road, La Valle, WI 53941