Juneau and Sauk Counties: 1850-2000

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Overview
Wild flowers and powerful rivers carved out the landscape, and the beauty of the Baraboo Bluffs touched the pioneers' spirits. Ships full of immigrants plowed across the ocean, while dreams, faith, and courage helped families into the oxen-drawn wagons that carried them to Juneau and Sauk Counties. As the forces in their homelands pushed them toward south central Wisconsin, brother wrote to brother, mother to son, neighbor to former neighbor, bringing people from the same communities in the Old World to settle near each other in the new. Highway 12 in Sauk Prairie became known as Yankee Street, and Lyndon Station in Juneau County was called Irish Alley. Today, the counties are home to many popular tourist destinations, including Rocky Arbor State Park, Devil's Lake, and the Wisconsin Dells. The images in these pages showcase photographs from family, community, and historical society collections.
Details
ISBN: 9780738519388
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Authors Jacqueline Ann and Sheila Z. have lived in Juneau and Sauk counties, respectively, for six generations. With the help of the Juneau County, Sauk County, and Elroy Historical Societies, these women take an historic look at the great beauty and natural riches that are the hallmarks of the Juneau and Sauk communities.