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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 

Description: View of Devil's Lake from the shore of the Kirkland Hotel, located at the southeast corner of the lake. There is building, perhaps a boathouse, on the shor...

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...

Photograph

Devil's Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from rocks of Devil's Lake. Several houses can be seen near a road that leads to the shoreline.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Two men and a police officer stand beside the "Pioneer", an early Chicago and Northwestern Railroad locomotive which is parked beside the Sauk County Court...

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: 1874 ca.

Description: A yellow mount stereograph of the railroad tracks skirting the edge of Devil's Lake, with several boats tied up alongside. From the stereograph series "The...

Postcard

Downtown Baraboo

Date: 1908 ca.

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

Photograph

Philbrick Garage

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Five trucks loaded with tires are parked in front of the Philbrick Garage, a Ford and Lincoln dealership at 207 Third Avenue. Boxes on the far right truck...

Photograph

Baraboo Campground

Date: 1925 

Description: The free tourist campground in Baraboo. Although similar free facilities were clustered in resort areas, by 1926 the Highway Commission engineer could rep...

Date: 1928-07-07 

Description: Colorized postcard of the bathing beach near the tourist camping site in Devil's Lake State Park. A diving tower appears on the right with a woman diving f...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Advertising blotter for the Baraboo Auto Body Co.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: View of people, a pier, a steamboat and row boats on Devil's Lake. An American flag is on the steamboat. The people are elegantly dressed.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the entrance to Devil's Lake State Park. There is an information center offering gas, food, and Blatz beer. Two storekeepers and a boy sit on the p...

Photograph

Office Interior

Date: 1931 

Description: A view of a cluttered office, possibly that of the photographer, with several desks and two typewriters. There is a large model train on a mantle above a s...

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...

Date: 1946 

Description: View of the Al. Ringling Theatre from across 4th Street. Neighboring businesses include Pointon Appliance, and an antique shop. Several cars are parked alo...

Postcard

Oak Street

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of Oak Street looking south.

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...

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