Local expert Ross M. Curry has been chronicling the Dells region for almost sixty years. Join him for chapters of the area's story that he himself has witnessed, and then follow him as he hikes back to a time before the Kilbourn Dam, when towns were lit by gaslight.
Ross M. Curry
The history of the Wisconsin Dells area is as unique as its glacier-sculpted landscape. It has been a gathering place for tribal councils, a vacation spot for enthralled tourists and a stopping point for the raftsmen who might have had a little too much of the "Devil's Eyewater" brewed by pioneer Robert Allen. Local expert Ross M. Curry has been chronicling the region, from Baraboo to Lyndon, for almost sixty years. Join him for those chapters of the area's story that he himself has witnessed, and then follow him as he hikes back to a time before the Kilbourn Dam, when towns were lit by gaslight, justice might be enforced by duels or "necktie parties" and hardships had to be outlasted by tightknit families with unshakable faith and their own butter churns.
Ross M. Curry was born on November 13, 1929, in a farmhouse at the height of the Great Depression. He attended rural schools and was an honor grad of Wisconsin Dells High School before attending what is now Madison College. He worked as a printer and later as a writer for the Wisconsin Dells Events for forty years. He has been partially deaf since a childhood illness but learned to communicate by lip reading. Curry is the author of nine books on genealogy and local history. He has written over one thousand published articles.
- Book size: 9" high x 6" wide x .5" thick
- 136 pages
- Images: 43
- Released in 2010
- Published by The History Press