Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin By Jody Kapp

Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin By Jody Kapp

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Ringed by bluffs, prairie and the wide, flowing Wisconsin River, the two communities of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac have grown up since the first settler staked claim here in 1838, asserting this colorful, natural landscape as a direct extension of their joint identity. From the freewheeling Agoston Haraszthy to the German Freethinkers, farmers, inventors and multiple long-standing family-run businesses, the people of Sauk Prairie work and play with a voracity that can outshine even the coldest of winters. In 1914, the construction of the Prairie du Sac Hydroelectric Dam added another natural jewel when it created Lake Wisconsin. Everyone from summertime jet skiers to the wintering bald eagles had yet another reason to enjoy the region known for its festival of cow chips. Author Jody Kapp brings these memorable Sauk Prairie people and places to life through images shared from private collections and the digital archives of the Sauk City Library, the Badger History Group, and the Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society. Kapp is Director of Development for the Society’s J.S. Tripp Heritage Museum in Prairie du Sac. The book is available at the Tripp Museum, the Tripp's online bookstore at: www.saukprairiehistory.org, and the SCHS. 

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