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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: 1963-07-27 ca.

Description: View from a small pier on Devil's Lake, looking south.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." A crowd sits on the ground about to commence lunch at Devil's Lake.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Advertising blotter for the Baraboo Auto Body Co.

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: 1948-05-02 

Description: A group of men gathered in front of an airplane at the inauguration of Wisconsin Central Airline service to the Baraboo-Portage area. The men are local off...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A hand tinted photograph of a scene along the wooded shore of Devil's Lake is mounted on a piece of beige paper. The scene features an old section of a woo...

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...


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: 1920 ca.

Description: A hand tinted photograph of a tree-framed scene along the shore of Devil's Lake is mounted on a piece of beige paper. A large bluff dominates the backgroun...


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:  date unknown

Description: Black and white postcard of the boat landing in front of Cliff House, a resort hotel, in Devil's Lake State Park. Two men show off their catch of seven fis...


Wooded Lane

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A man stands at the end of a country lane lined with trees and carpeted with leaves. The trees overhead form a Gothic arch. The top of a wooden fence and g...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: An original poster advertising the eleventh annual railroad picnic, taking place at Devil's Lake State Park on Saturday, July 27, 1889. In the advertiseme...

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...


Downtown Baraboo

Date: 1908 ca.

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


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...

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