Ballindalloch Press is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and speculation and controversy over to the actual origins of the name "Baraboo" has persisted for many decades.
The first chapter of this book examines the dozens of theories as to the origin of the name, while the remaining chapters explore the life and times of the individual the author identifies as "A Man Called Baraboo."
This extensively illustrated book will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about the French regime in the Great Lakes region. The material is drawn from numerous 17th, 18th and 19th century sources and is fully footnoted.
Maps and illustrations from the fur trade era, plus many new maps, illustrations and photographs of places and artifacts help to tell the story of a typical French Canadian voyageur who lived during the middle of the 18th century.
"... I have read many books on American history and yours is one of the best. I found 'A Man Called Baraboo' to be well balanced with information on the history of the times, people, clothing, equipment food, etc."
-- Allan Schmid, Baraboo Wisconsin
"... this is really a very neat book -- scholarly and yet readable and informative. 'A Man Called Baraboo' is absolutely jam-packed with good information, maps and drawings, and everything is well documented, just as it should be."
-- Skip dePierne, Norwalk, Connecticut
A Man Called Baraboo,
The Life and Travels of an 18th-Century Voyageur
By M. Richard Tully
6 x 9, softcover, 190 pages