2014 Canfield Award to Ross Curry
Ross Curry of Lake Delton was selected as the 2014 recipient of the William H. Canfield History Award bestowed by the Sauk County Historical Society to honor the work of local historians. Like Canfield, Curry also has a passion for local history and has written ten publications on history and genealogy focusing on the Dells-Delton area.
Curry has deep roots in Sauk County with ancestors arriving only a few years after Canfield. After schooling in Kilbourn and Madison College, Curry eventually landed a job at the Wisconsin Dells Events where he worked for 40 years. During his time at the newspaper he began researching and writing local history stories which were eventually published and are now a resource for the history of the Dells-Delton area and beyond.
Curry was honored during Canfield Day on April 8 at the new Sauk County History Center in Baraboo. Society president, Paul Wolter, gave a presentation on Canfield’s 1859 map of Sauk County.
Sauk County Historical Society