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Wisconsin Dells, by Bonnie Jean Alton

The native people called this area Nish-ha-ki-sunch-la.  Today it is known as the Wisconsin Dells, a beautiful five-mile gorge along the Wisconsin River.  This book captures all that beauty in vintage postcards.  Included are famous rock formations and towering sandstone cliffs such as Cold Water Canyon, Romance Cliff, Chimney Rock, Witches Glutch, Hawk’s Bill, and Baby Grand Piano, just to name a few.  Readers will view scenes of riverboats, canoeists, native dancers, and even a young man and a dog leaping perilously to Stand Rock.  The Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians are featured in the land they call home.  Wisconsin Dells began catering to tourists in the mid-19th century.  The author lives in Lake Geneva and has been collecting Dells postcards and memorabilia her whole life.  Many of the postcards included here are based on the photography of H. H. Bennett, whose work from 1865 to 1907 is credited for turning the Dells into Wisconsin’s top tourist destination. 

Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.  

Wisconsin Dells, by Bonnie Jean Alton

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