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Like many small Midwestern cities, Baraboo has had the usual share of postcards printed featuring its buildings and landscapes. However, Baraboo's unique place in Wisconsin history provided for a much richer array of subject matter. As the original winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers Circus, along with its proximity to Devil's Lake and its place as a division headquarters for the Chicago & North Western railroad, Baraboo has always provided an interesting setting for postcard images.
ISBN: 9781467125109
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Since its inception in 1905, the Sauk County Historical Society has been collecting items related to Baraboo area history. The society's collection was mined for this book along with the postcards of two private collectors, Ralph Pierce and John McNabb. Pierce has been collecting postcards for nearly 50 years after beginning with auctions and private sellers. McNabb started collecting after finding old postcards in the stockroom of a local bookstore where he worked as a teenager more than 55 years ago.
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