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Baraboo, a neighborhood as detailed as its identify, had an identical beginnings as many different southern Wisconsin cities--but its improvement in the course of the nineteenth century set it aside. beginning in 1839, numerous dams have been outfitted alongside the Baraboo River rapids and a customary mill city shaped. Baraboo's inhabitants started to upward thrust while it turned the county seat in 1846. With the coming of the railroad in 1871, the village doubled in dimension inside a decade. The railroad additionally introduced publicity to the within sight usual fantastic thing about Devil's Lake, expanding tourism considerably. Baraboo's maximum declare to repute begun while the Ringling Brothers tested a circus there in 1884. America's biggest circus company, Ringling Brothers made Baraboo their iciness domestic each year till 1918.

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