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 - possessed. . . Everybody knows about the Dells...
possessed. . . Everybody knows about the Dells and any attempt at description were futile. Everyone almost lias wondered over the grandeur, the sublimity, the majesty ol this marvel of Nature's handiwork. ' Its beautiful islands, its .grottoes, caves, crevices* cells, chambers, caverns and corridors. Most Wisconsin people have stood in the Witches' Gulch and imagined imagined all uncanny things; have visited Cold Water Canon, the gem of all; have seen the Angel Bock, listened to the reverberations reverberations of Echo Oove, and broken bread at Luncheon Hall, and possibly picnicked in Paradise—otherwise Arch Oove. : We did all ifcis: We <i3imbed over rocks, developing a talent for climbing hitherto unsuspected, listened to all the legends with a child-like faith, were filled with amazement at curious arches And caves and tortuous paths, anc wonderful water-carvings, stood in thi Devils Jag and in the midst of our wonder und delight observed surdrj cards bearing the names of sundry visit -ors who thus publicly manifested their approval of Nature's mysteries and mar vela..' We wondered what sort of person he or she might be who had such re membranes of the conventionalities in such a place. ; No one can 'describe all this grandeur and beauty. Glistening water, delicate film of bright green moss, heavy masse of rock rising in all carious fantastic shapes, narrow defiles and bright open spaces grottoes, and rocks and gulches of startling magnitude and grandeur To see it all crane is to wish to see i again and again. Season after season finds the sap visitors going over the same ground wit! unabated pleasure and interest. The Pinch House is more than ever the delight of the traveler. Nothing that can conduce to comfort islackinj here and the reward is apparent in the constantly increasing popularity of the house and its host. We said that everybody everybody bad been to the Dells. We wen •wrong. On oar return therefrom it was our fortune to occupy a seat with a mild- faced and mild-mannered vouth from Chicago. Like most people from tha; city his conversational ability was pronounced. pronounced. He had been off for his vacation. vacation. So had we. There was therefore a bond of sympathy between us. "But it turned oat that when we spoke of the scene of our exploits he was dumb. Was he unapprcoiate? Nay, he had never heard of the Dells. He did not know there was any such place. Then with an. eloquence born partly

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  1. The Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 30 Aug 1882, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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