(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 at the Beaver Dam City Cemetery, the oldest burial grounds in the community. Organizer Kathy Barnett says the first burial at the cemetery was in 1842 when one of the first settlers of Beaver Dam, the Mackie’s, lost their two-year-old grandson. Barnett says there will be guided tours into the cemetery every 15 minutes starting at 6pm that will give visitors an in depth look at eight different historical figures from Beaver Dam. Among the 19th Century historical figures featured this year: Senator E. Scott Sloan’s wife Mary, the Reverend Reuben Smith, union soldier Hasseltine Dunton and Dr. Bradley Noyes. Haunted History will get underway at 6pm Saturday and go until 8pm. The cost is $5 per person, children six and under are free. The Beaver Dam City Cemetery is located at the corner of North University and Burnett Street.
Listen to Kathy Barnett on WBEV’s Community Comment here: