People In The Mural

Deppe, Wilbur

DEPPE, WILBUR “WW” Time period/Baraboo: Submitted by:   Baraboo businessman Wilbur Deppe (“WW) was the often underpublicized benefactor of the early days of Circus World. He was prominent in the efforts begun in 1952 to establish the museum, which began its existence on paper in 1954. It opened to the public in 1959. It was then that he really caught the fever, evidently from Chappie Fox. Their business relationship evolved into a firm friendship, to the benefit of the community […]