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Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region

By H. E. Cole
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  • Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region
  • Foreword
  • Index
  • CHAPTER I Origin of Name and First Settlers at Baraboo—Museum—Where Ringlings First Pitched a Tent
    • Museum in Courthouse
    • The First Courthouse
    • The Al. Ringling Theatre
    • The Al. Ringling Residence
    • The First Church
    • An Early College
    • A Literary Atmosphere
    • Library Where a Church Stood
    • Home of the Gollmars
    • Where The Ringlings First Pitched a Tent
    • A Dream of Jugs
    • The Lincoln Elm
    • No Lions Now
    • Largest Mill This Side of Philadelphia
    • Lyons
    • An Early Home
    • The City Park
    • The First House in Baraboo
    • An Old Hop House
    • The First School
  • CHAPTER II Old Opera House—Cemetery on the Hill—Deserted Ringlingville—Bunn the Baker of Baraboo
    • Where Celebrities Were Heard
    • The Oldest Living Thing in Town
    • Church With Memorial Windows
    • A Giant of the Town
    • Relatives of a Movie Star
    • Other Ringling Homes
    • The Baraboo Cemetery
    • The Hull House
    • House With Many Gables
    • Church With Beautiful Windows
    • Deserted Ringlingville
    • A Pioneer Home
    • Bunn The Baker of Baraboo
    • Birds of Many Feathers
    • An Idea Makes a Million
  • CHAPTER III Devil's Lake State Park—Geology of the Baraboo Hills—The Glacial Epoch—Scenic Wonders
    • An Iron Mine
    • Entering the Park
    • Geological Wonder of the World
    • The Glacial Epoch
    • The Lake at Present
    • History
    • First Visited
    • Climbing the Mountain
    • Elephant Rock and Cave
    • The Tomahawk Rock
    • Devil's Doorway
    • Once a Waterfall
    • The West Bluff
    • Spring
    • The Indian Mounds
    • Much for the Beholder
  • CHAPTER IV Wisconsin River Dells—Journey of Fascinating Scenery—Jefferson Davis—Belle Boyd, Rebel Spy
    • The Way From Baraboo
    • The Marshall Farm
    • The Dells
    • Jefferson Davis at Dells
    • Other Attractions
    • Grave of Rebel Spy
    • Indian Mounds
    • Murder In the Highway
  • CHAPTER V Lower Dells—Site of a Deserted Village—Indian Earthwork—Where They Danced—Woodland Walk
    • A Deserted Village
    • Indian Earthwork
    • Where They Danced
    • A Woodland Walk
  • CHAPTER VI Mirror Lake, Retreat of a Circusman—Earlier Bed of Dell Creek—Congress Hall Near Village
    • Places of Interest
    • Retreat of Great Circusman
    • Congress Hall
  • CHAPTER VII Pewit's Nest Near Baraboo—Home of a Recluse—Skillet Falls—Graves of Napoleon Soldiers
    • A Queer Abode
    • Skillet Falls
    • Stream With Two Beds
    • Marched With Napoleon
    • Hirschinger Spring
  • CHAPTER VIII Man Mound, Famous Archeological Wonder—Why Indian Earthworks Were Built
    • A Deer Mound
    • The Man Mound.
    • Region Rich in Indian Mounds.
  • CHAPTER IX Stone Pillar of Chief Yellow Thunder and His Squaw, Situated a Few Miles North of Baraboo
    • Forcibly Removed
    • Pillar Erected
    • From Waubun
  • CHAPTER X Portage and Old Fort Winnebago—Cemetery Where Soldiers of Several Wars Are Buried—Waubun House
    • Roche Moutonnee
    • Garrisonville
    • An Ancient Lava Bed
    • Road Hugs the Bluff
    • Home of an Author
    • Scene of a Dark Deed
    • Monument to Discoverers
    • An Early Hostelry
    • Fort Winnebago
    • The Old Cemetery
    • Burial Place of Pauquette
  • CHAPTER XI Boyhood Haunts of John Muir, the Naturalist—Fountain Lake—Father a Disciple—the Muir Family
    • From Baraboo
    • The Lake
    • Father a Disciple
    • The Muir Family
  • CHAPTER XII Wisconsin Heights Battlefield—About a Mile From Sauk City—Another Napoleon Soldier Grave
    • A Paper Town
    • Approaching the Heights
    • Causes of the Battle
    • War Begins
    • A Day of Excitement
    • Allies of the Whites
    • An Unmarked Grave
    • Jefferson Davis in the Battle
    • Indians Pursued
    • Grave of a Napoleon Soldier
    • Natural Bridge
  • CHAPTER XIII Parfrey's Glen, Wildest of Them All, a Cool Retreat, Prodigal in Charm—Mill a Memory
    • Wildest of Them All
    • Mill, a Memory
  • CHAPTER XIV Durward's Glen—Short History of the Durward Family—Attractive Features of Interesting Place
    • Way to the Glen
    • Point Sauk
    • The Durwards
    • Wisconsin Was a Territory
    • The Children
    • Weeping Ledge
    • St. Mary's of the Pines
    • Freshet Is Disturbing
    • The Fountain
  • CHAPTER XV Spring Green, Helena Shot Tower, and Taliesin—Ableman and Reedsburg—Other Interesting Trips
    • Gibraltar Bluff
    • Pine Hollow
    • Reedsburg and Ableman
    • Merrimack to Prairie du Sac
    • Anacher Hill
    • Baxter Hollow
    • The Baraboo River
    • Merrimack Toward Portage
    • Leach Lake
    • Konkel's Mill
    • Lodde's Mill
    • Cemetery Group of Mounds
    • Other Little Journeys
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