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Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Baraboo River

 
 
Baraboo River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
1. Baraboo River Marker
Inscription. The river front was once the heart of Baraboo. Railroads, industry and commercial trade gravitated toward the river, making it the initial center of activity. On the river in this area at various times 1844 - 1902 were saw mill, lathe, shingle, bed stead, chair, blind, cabinet, barrel head, hub, sash, stave, barrel, churn, door factories, tannery, foundry, and two large flour and feed mills.

Erected by 1982 Baraboo Centennial Com.

 
Erected 1982 by the 1982 Baraboo Centennial Committee.
 
Location. 43° 28.03′ N, 89° 44.543′ W. Marker is in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street (State Highway 113) and Oak Street, on the left when traveling west on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is near the Baraboo River. Marker is in this post office area: Baraboo WI 53913, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thompson House Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sauk County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. mile away); The Ringling Bros. and Baraboo, Wisconsin Circus Heritage
Baraboo River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
2. Baraboo River Marker
(approx. mile away); The Ringling Brothers of Baraboo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Mounds and Village (approx. mile away); Ringling Brothers Circus (approx. 1.8 miles away); Warner Memorial Road (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baraboo.
 
Also see . . .  Restoration of the Baraboo River through Dam Removal. "Through its course, the Baraboo drops over 150 feet in elevation. However, forty-five feet of that gradient occurs in a four to five mile stretch of the river through the City of Baraboo." (Submitted on June 27, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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