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Date: 1925-04 

Description: View of the wood trellis fence and columns that frame the entrance gate to the Silver-Dale Resort. A group of people are sitting on the porch of a refreshm...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men and a woman attend to boats in the lake, while three children wait ashore.

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: 1944 

Description: Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, the Republican Party presidential candidate aboard the campaign train, making a stop in Baraboo.

Photograph

Ice Storm

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Winter scenes of the Sauk County Courthouse, Baraboo, Wisconsin, with broken tree limbs littering the lawn; trees bow under the weight of ice. Commercial b...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater themed circus wagon.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of Devil's Lake and surrounding area from a bluff on the east side of the lake. A man is standing on top of the rock formation near the cente...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Civilian Conservation Corps workers at the Devil's Lake State park camp waving from trucks. Others men stand in the dirt road nearby.

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: Spring Green's float entitled "The Century Limited", in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade.

Photograph

Bank of Baraboo

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: An imposing two-story structure on the corner of Oak Street and Third Avenue. Lawyers offices occupy the upstairs.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from road of large two-story house which has been converted to a funeral home. The two story structure has a large porch and brick on the first story,...

Photograph

Greek Revival House

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A stately house in the Greek Revival style stands under large evergreen trees. There are shutters on the windows and a two-story, columned front porch.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View from across street of houses on Fourth Street. House second on left is the McFetridge house.

Historical Essay

Stage Coach Sleigh Bells

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sleigh bells used for stage runs and recreational trips in Sauk County, Wisconsin during the 1870s. (Museum object #1967.341.1)

Photograph

Dairy Days Parade

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Bernard Arms holding a firearm poses on a parade float decorated in an autumn theme, including a stuffed bear, fox, and squirrel. The parade was a part of...

Photograph

Wellington Hotel

Date: 1932 

Description: View from across street of the Wellingon Hotel and Cafe at 142 Fourth Avenue. A portion of the Al. Ringling Theatre is on the right; the Methodist Church i...

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: A covered wagon pulled by oxen, and a stage coach pulled by a team of horses in the "Century of Transportation" section of Sauk County's Wisconsin Centenni...

Photograph

Service Station

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A large sign identifies the Deep Rock service station at 132 Fifth Avenue. Another sign advertises "Kant-Nock" gasoline. There are large piles of snow lini...

Postcard

Broadway Bridge

Date: 1938 

Description: Colorized postcard view from shoreline of a stone bridge lined with lampposts. Dwellings and commercial buildings are on the far side. An elevated railroad...

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...

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