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Date: 1870 

Description: Baraboo was first settled around 1838, and by 1870 it had become the county seat and the thriving village illustrated here. This birds eye drawing depicts...

Date: 1911-08-06 

Description: A view following the lower trestle to the west bank. The construction camp buildings, including the office and temporary power plant are seen on the left.

Date: 1921 

Description: View from shoreline over the Baraboo River towards a dam, with a mill on the opposite shoreline. A bridge and a business district are in the background.

Date: 1912-05-17 

Description: Workers use shovels to level fresh concrete at the base of the chutes from the high trestle. The steam powered pile driver is at work in the background.


Main Street

Date: 1921 

Description: View down Main Street. Hotels are on both sides. Designated parking is in the center of the street. A department store and an eating establishment are on t...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The land and house were donated to the village. The club house is still in use (1964) as a publicaly owned building for recreation and meetings. Image show...

Date: 1912-05-03 

Description: Workmen on a barge use a pulley to raise sheet steel pilings which were damaged by high water in October, 1911.


Main Street

Date: 1921 

Description: View down Main Street. A millinery, meat market, bakery, hotel and shoe store are on the left. An osteopath, a hardware store, a barber shop, a small resta...


Scene at Black Hawk

Date: 1922 

Description: View from road of the Black Hawk State Bank, an automotive repair station, and a house. The Bank has striped awnings and a La Follette poster in the window...


Devil's Bar-B-Q

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View from across road of the Devil's Barbecue roadside restaurant on South Boulevard, then Highway 12, near Baraboo. The restaurant is a stone building; th...

Date: 1965 

Description: Station manager Ron Nicols and an International Scout truck with plow outside Wisconsin's Very Live Radio station headquarters. WVLR shared quarters with C...

Date: 1954-10-24 

Description: Nellie Arms, aunt of Lewis Arms, holds a cat outdoors at the farm she shared with her husband Bernard.


Street Scene

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: View features a dirt street, dwellings, a horse-drawn vehicle, sidewalks, power lines, and many trees. In the background is a hill with what appears to be...

Date: 1912-09-30 

Description: Pile drivers work within the confines of the coffer dam. Men on the high trestle construct chutes for pouring concrete.

Date: 1912-07-16 

Description: Workers pose inside the coffer dam. The narrow gauge railroad is behind them. One of the pile drivers is in the background. A bare area on the bluff in...

Date: 2008 

Description: The Tudor Revival cottage-style station at 137 South Winsted Street and State Highway 23 was constructed in 1926. It features a centered gable above the en...

Date: 1913-11-01 

Description: A view from the hill, looking northeast at the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Much of the brickwork has been completed. Concrete forms for the lo...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View from street of the home of Ephraim Burt and Alice Kent Trimpey, 719 Oak Street, after a snowfall. The classical revival style house has symmetrical wi...


Marriott House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from street of the home of William T. Marriott, 721 Ash Street. It is a two-story brick house with Prairie Style influence, with a large chimney in th...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of the original pin rail fly system backstage at the Al. Ringling Theatre.

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