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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: 2009 ca.

Description: View of Al. Ringling Theatre's auditorium from rear of stage.

Photograph

Berkley Chevrolet

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Berkley Chevrolet dealership, 224 Third Avenue, housed in a two-story brick building with Red Crown Gasoline pumps in front. Signs in the window advert...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Eight new Massie-Harris tractors are parked in the snow in front of the Martiny Implement Co., 147 Third Avenue. A crowd has gathered and men sit on the tr...

Postcard

Post Office

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Front view of post office.

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Description: Exterior view of the Baraboo Carnegie Free Library. The library opened in 1903 and Andrew Carnegie donated $15,000. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carn...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of plasterwork and a painted wall panel in the Al. Ringling Theatre. Painting features Venus and cupids lounging in the clouds.

Photograph

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...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of original lighting dimmer board backstage at the Al. Ringling Theatre.

Photograph

Ringling Hotel

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from across street of a shirtless young man standing beside an automobile in the shade of a lean-to attached to the old Ringling Hotel. Signs on the t...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Baraboo High School marching band, its director and majorettes, pose in uniform on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse.

Date: 1935 

Description: The photographer stands beside an automobile with a 1935 Wisconsin license plate. Four large (possibly Norwegian) trunks with decorative painting are tied...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Restaurant, with pine trees and a swing.

Photograph

Post Office

Date: 1918 

Description: View of the post office.

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Description: Exterior view of front entrance, framed by two trees, of the Baraboo Carnegie Free Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." On t...

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: View from across street of the ornate terra cotta facade of the Al. Ringling Theatre, with advertisements for Rex (The Wonder Horse) in the silent movie, "...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Awnings shade the windows of the three-story stone Richardsonian Romanesque style residence of Al. Ringling.

Photograph

Warren House Hotel

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Cars are parked along the side of the Warren Hotel, 102 Fourth Avenue at the corner of Oak Street. The hotel is a large two and one half-story stone struct...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Local historian and Al. Ringling Theatre docent, Robert C. Dewel, seated at the Al. Ringling Theatre's "Mighty Barton" organ.

Photograph

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...

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