Dodge County Historical Society Hosting Haunted History

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Historical Society is holding an event this weekend that is intended to bring to life the earliest settlers in Beaver Dam. Haunted History is being held Saturday (10/6) at Beaver Dam’s Old City Cemetery, one of the earliest burial grounds in the community. Among the 19th Century historical figures featured this year: the mother of William Rhames, who arrived in Beaver Dam from Ireland with 14 children in tow; War of 1812 veteran Amos Graham; Frank Tuttle who was struck by a circus train; John Hensler, survivor of Andersonville and the sinking of the sultana and Rachel Brower, the mother of Beaver Dam’s second true settler. Barnett says if there is inclement weather, the event will be moved to Sunday. Haunted History will run Saturday evening from 6pm to 8pm. The cost is $5 per person. Beaver Dam’s Old City Cemetery is located at the corner of North University and Burnett Street.