Virus outbreak threatens old-school business in Dells
April 5, 2020
LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) — There are places in this enclave of water parks, fudge shops and endless restaurants that offer nostalgia.
Boat and Duck tours come to mind, along with horse-drawn wagon rides through Lost Canyon and afternoons on the southwestern shore of Lake Delton for the Tommy Bartlett Show, which has been thrilling crowds since 1952.
But even before there were Stanton's Palm Garden, which opened in 1907 and later became the Showboat Saloon, Storybook Gardens (1956-2010) and Fort Dells (1959-1985) with its 335-foot-tall Totem Tower ride and Black Bart shootouts, there was Par...