By Sauk County Historical Society

Baraboo, a neighborhood as certain as its identify, had an analogous beginnings as many different southern Wisconsin cities--but its improvement during the nineteenth century set it aside. beginning in 1839, a number of dams have been equipped alongside the Baraboo River rapids and a regular mill city shaped. Baraboo's inhabitants started to upward push whilst it grew to become the county seat in 1846. With the arriving of the railroad in 1871, the village doubled in dimension inside a decade. The railroad additionally introduced publicity to the close by ordinary fantastic thing about Devil's Lake, expanding tourism considerably. Baraboo's maximum declare to reputation all started whilst the Ringling Brothers confirmed a circus there in 1884. America's greatest circus firm, Ringling Brothers made Baraboo their iciness domestic each year till 1918.

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