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Buyer of Arkansas park disclosed as Bass Pro Shops founder


August 7, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops announced that the buyer of the abandoned Dogpatch theme park in Newton County is its founder.

Though the identity of the buyer was kept a secret, the mailing address was disclosed as Springfield, Missouri, the city where Bass Pro is headquartered, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Johnny Morris bought the 400-acre site earlier this year for $1.12 million; previous owners had been trying to sell the property since 2016 for $3 million.

Dogpatch USA originally featured a trout farm, buggy and horseback rides, and entertainment by characters from...

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