Baraboo (Images of America) by Sauk County Historical Society

By Sauk County Historical Society

Baraboo, a neighborhood as exact as its identify, had an analogous beginnings as many different southern Wisconsin cities--but its improvement in the course of the nineteenth century set it aside. beginning in 1839, a number of dams have been equipped alongside the Baraboo River rapids and a customary mill city shaped. Baraboo's inhabitants started to upward thrust while it turned the county seat in 1846. With the arriving of the railroad in 1871, the village doubled in dimension inside of a decade. The railroad additionally introduced publicity to the within reach traditional fantastic thing about Devil's Lake, expanding tourism considerably. Baraboo's maximum declare to repute started while the Ringling Brothers verified a circus there in 1884. America's greatest circus company, Ringling Brothers made Baraboo their iciness domestic each year until eventually 1918.

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