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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: 1922-02-22 

Description: View of an ice covered street, trees and houses. Text on back of photograph reads: "Sleet storm of February 22nd & 23rd/22. Looking west from street inters...

Date: 1975 

Description: This map shows plat of the city, city limits, local streets, and part of Baraboo River. The map includes 2 inset maps and a legend showing residential, bus...

Date: 1952-08-21 

Description: Lewis Arms is seated in a 1949 yellow Hudson convertible at Bernard Arms's farm. A man is standing in the background near another automobile parked near th...


View of Baraboo

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.



Date: 1917-09-05 

Description: Eight men drafted to serve in World War I stand on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. They would leave that day for the newly constructed Camp Grant,...

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Limbs litter the ground under trees heavily coated with ice on the Sauk County Courthouse Square after an ice storm.

Date: 1959 

Description: Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Philleo Nash, a Democrat, riding on an elephant during the annual Circus Parade.


Water Street

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of Water Street, the winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. The whole street was circus property.

Date: 1954-10-24 

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


The Western Inn

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A woman on horseback poses with another horse in front of the three-story Western Inn as people look on from the porches. There is a large belvedere on th...


Fair Building

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A small, wood frame building with a band of high windows and three short spires stands on the snowy Sauk County Fair Grounds. There is a covered entry porc...


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...


Old Inn

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A deteriorating, large, two-story building with Greek revival features, which may have served as an inn or hotel. The windows are boarded up or broken and...


Downtown Baraboo

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Downtown view of Baraboo featuring multiple buildings on the square, a statue, and a horse and buggy.

Date: 1918 

Description: View of First United Presbyterian Church, located at 416 Ash on the corner of 3rd Street.


Oak Street

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of Oak Street looking south.

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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