Postcard History of Baraboo

Postcard History of Baraboo

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Like many small Midwestern cities, Baraboo has had the usual share of postcards printed featuring its buildings and landscapes. However,Bamboo’s unique place in history provided or a much richer array of subject matter. As the original winter quarters of the RinglingBrothers Circus, along with its proximity to Devil’s Lake and its place as a division headquarters for the Chicago 8 North Western railroad, Baraboo has always provided an interesting setting for postcard images. 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 or 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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