Letter to the editor by Tom Kincaid, noted local Geneva Lake architect.
I was very much in favor of a Wisconsin Dells environment at one time. Having been the waterskiing director of the Tommy Bartlett Sky and Water Show for two seasons many years ago. My wife and I were driving down from northern Wisconsin not long ago and decided to interrupt our trip from the north woods and drop in on the Dells on our way home to revisit some old memories.
We were stunned by what we witnessed. We drove through, past the various venues and then through the downtown area. The carnage was beyond belief. We both asked ourselves and each other the same question: “why would anyone on earth want to live in the Wisconsin Dells?” Please do not allow our beautiful lake communities to be ‘annexed’ by what is now the Wisconsin Dells.