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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: 1937 

Description: A view of brick-paved Fourth Avenue, with the Al. Ringling Theatre on the left. The theater, which has an ornate terra cotta facade, advertises its air-con...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A fleet of four pickup trucks of various makes and a larger truck, all advertising L.C. Welch Plumbing and Heating on the door. They are parked on a reside...

Date: 1929-06-01 

Description: Bernard Arms (standing), uncle of Lewis Arms, shares a picnic with his neighbors Mr. and Mrs. (Betsy) Nofsinger.

Postcard

Oak Street

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard view from street in the central business district. The street is lined with businesses, and a few have awnings over their storefronts...

Photograph

Corner Drugstore

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from cobblestone street of a man standing next to a police officer at the corner of Third and Oak Streets, in front of the Corner Drugstore. A horse-d...

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...

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Trees broken and bowed under the weight of a heavy coating of ice stand in front of the Al. Ringling home. Limbs litter the snow-covered ground. Ice is on...

Postcard

High School

Date: 1909 

Description: Colorized postcard view of the high school.

Photograph

Bunn the Baker

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Bunn the Baker, in chef's hat and apron and holding a rolling pin, stands beside a wood burning cook stove set up outdoors. A sign above the stove advertis...

Photograph

Wisconsin House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of the Wisconsin House. The brick portion was erected in about 1850. The entire building was razed by 1915, before the Ringling Theatre was bu...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Baraboo public library.

Date: 1915 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the theater. There are posters in front of the entrance. A current attraction is George Fawcett in "The Frame-Up"...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Restored terra-cotta frieze in the lobby of Al. Ringling Theatre featuring flower garlands and dancing children.

Photograph

Ice Storm

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: A street scene following an ice storm, possibly March 2, 1922. Utility poles are leaning and wires have been brought down by the weight of the ice.

Map or Atlas

City of Baraboo

Date: 1972 

Description: This map shows plat of the city, city limits, local streets, and part of the Baraboo River. The map includes 3 inset maps.

Photograph

Depot and Yards

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: View down railroad tracks of a depot and yards in Ableman. The depot is in the background, among other industrial and commercial buildings.

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Downed wires and broken tree limbs mar the scene in front of the First Congregational Church at 131 6th Avenue.

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: L.C. Welsh Plumbing float entitled "Evolution of the Chamber Pot" in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade.

Date: 2009 ca.

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

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