You may want to read article on Juneau County dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/wildlifeareas/meadowvalley.html References point to poor farming land and foreclosures . It was developed as a natural resource. Meadow Valley is listed on map most of area northern Juneau County is DNR...Meadow Valley the town was in Juneau County close to Wood County line. Note there are other areas called Meadow Valley Wildlife Areas one even in Jackson County,Wisconsin .
Note Hwy 173 is one of the straightest roads around built from a railroad bed!