Papers Read at SCHS Meetings 

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The Baraboo Collegiate Institute under Edward and Marion Hobart

By Eldridge D. Jackson, Minneapolis

1905 first entry

The Indians of Sauk County

Written by Verne S. Pease.  Published in the Baraboo Daily News and the Baraboo Weekly News.
Read March 17, 1906.  

Old Time Doctors

Written by Dr. B.F. Mills and read by City Engineer H.E. French before the Sauk County Historical Society at the annual meeting November 2, 1907

The Hop Days in Sauk County

By Hon. John M. True
Paper Read Before the Sauk County Historical Society
January 25, 1908


Early Days in Baraboo
Letter Written by Dr. A.A. Noyes.
Published February 12, 1908  

Early Days in Greenfield

Paper Read Before the Sauk County Historical Society

February 17, 1908

Some Exploded Theories…of Devil’s Lake

        By City Engineer H. E. French  

Read Before the Sauk County Historical Society,

February 17, 1908

“Paper on Baraboo Fifty Years Ago and More”

Early Recollections by Eliza S. Chapman of this City—Several Pioneer Characters Described.

May 11, 1908  


Early School Incidents
Paper Read at Sauk County Historical Society by Charles Wing.
July 30, 1908

Business Firms of Old Newport
Account Written by Dr. Ambrose Jones of Delton and Read Before the Sauk County Historical Society
April 1, 1909  

Col. S.V.R. Ableman
November 27, 1909


Paper read before the Sauk County Historical Society, by Mrs. Eva Lloyd Alexander, Monday Evening, Nov. 27, 1909.

Early Industries in Sauk County

Paper Read Before the Sauk County Historical Society

Feb. 28, 1910

by Mrs. L.H. Palmer


Our People of the Fifties

Picture of Baraboo as a Village in the Decade before the Civil War”
Written for the Sauk County Historical Society by Mrs. T.W. English
July 27, 1911    

Making Maple Sugar on the Banks of Honey Cree

By John Rooney, Arbor Cottage, Baraboo, WI
Read Nov. 27, 1911

Baraboo as City is Thirty Years Old Today

The News– April 4, 1912

An Early Journey Through Sauk County
I.A. Lapham Describes What He Saw in the Fall of 1849 at the Dells, Lyons, 
Devils Lake and Sauk Prairie.

June 11,1912  


“The Ferry House”
by John D. Jones

Jan. 31, 1913

The Ghoul of Parfrey's Gorge

Read Feb. 13, 1914

Merriment Goes Around

Old Letter Is Read and Unusual Stories Are Told by Those Present
March, 1914

“Hauling Grain from Baraboo to Milwaukee”

Written for the Sauk County Historical Society by H.H. Flynt, Ewing, Nebraska.
May 14, 1914


The Sawmill at Merrimac  1857 to 1861

April 13, 1915

The Ringling Brothers, Showmen

Baraboo Paper, 1915.

Author Unknown

How Baraboo Streets Received Their Names

Written by City Engineer H. E. French for the Sauk County Historical Society Aug. 16, 1917

Further Reminiscences of Ableman, and a Sequel

Written for the Sauk County Historical Society

by Mrs. Eva Slye Alexander, April 2, 1918


Pioneer Occupations

Written for the Sauk County Historical Society

by N. G. Abbott, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, April 4, 1918  

“War Work of Wisconsin Women in the Civil War” 

Paper read before the Sauk County Historical Society at the spring picnic, 1919.
Author Mrs. L.H. Palmer

“John M. True”

Read by R.B. Griggs at the home of Mrs. Frank Avery at a meeting of the
Sauk County Historical Society, March 15, 1921

Ah-ho-cho-ka (Blue Wing)

February 13, 1922


Recollections of the Indian Days

Written by M.H. Mould for the Sauk County Historical Society. 

The Old State or Military Road
By William Toole, Sr.
Published, Feb. 15, 1923  

The Charter House, Ableman, Wisconsin

September 25, 1924
By Mrs. Eva Alexander

Prescott Brigham
by Grace Premo 

Read before the Sauk County Historical Society, April 9, 1923   


Early Surveys Made in Sauk County and Some Incidents Connected with Field Work

By H.E. French, City Engineer
June 16, 1928

Some Sauk County Teachers I Have Known

A Paper Read before the Meeting of the Sauk County Historical Society

by James A. Stone, December 19, 1935

Some of the Early History of Glenville
By Harry Slye
1937