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Kildare History


Organized:  1851, by Sauk County Board as the Town of Dells;  1854, changed to Lindon; 1857, changed to Kildare
Origin of Name:  Dells, from the Dells of the Wisconsin River;  Lindon, from the New Hampshire home of Town Leader, James COPE;  Kildare, from the Irish home of many settlers.
First Settler:  Frank Provonsal, 1839
First Church: St. Bridget's, 1851
First Recorded Town Tax:  $1251.00, Nov. 8, 1865
First Town Chairman: James Heavey

source: Juneau County, The First Hundred Years, published 1988

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