A trip through the Dells in 1849
An early journey through Sauk County
In the fall of 1849, Milwaukee scientist Increase Lapham spent a week exploring the Dells of the Wisconsin, Devil's Lake, and adjacent areas. Even then the Dells had a hotel, residents who would cater to visitors, and a store of legends. In this brief account of his trip, Lapham describes the natural beauty, geology, and residents of the area that a few short years later would become the state's leading tourist attraction.
The Progressive Era|
Travel and Tourism
|Creator: ||Lapham, Increase Allen.
|Pub Data: ||Baraboo Daily News, January 4, 1912.
|Citation: ||Lapham, Increase Allen. "An Early Journey through Sauk County." Baraboo Daily News, January 4, 1912.
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