is for those with cranberry
interests and for those interested in cranberries.
It is the only direct and categorized link of health, shopping,
services, and information "Connecting
with North America's Native Red Fruit."
CranberryLink© is not only a new website, but also a place. In 1945, a Mess Hall was built on the property of Central
Cranberry Company, which is now Glacial Lake
Cranberries, Inc., to feed
those who worked daily on the cranberry marsh.
This building is now
CranberryLink© Visitor Center that feeds visiting minds and links the company’s and the
industry’s history to current cranberry production in Wisconsin.
Cranberry memorabilia including the often-collected rakes, labels
and boxes, and various other cranberry collectibles decorate and
Visitor Center Visitors are also able to
view select industry-related videos and access www.cranberrylink.com.
Glacial Lake Cranberries, Inc. is a participating grower with the Wisconsin Rapids Visitors and Convention
Cranberry Highway and
CranberryLink© Visitor Center
is a fun and memorable stop for Central Wisconsin visitors.
We look forward to you "Connecting
with North America's Native Red Fruit",
the only organized and categorized
of Glacial Lake Wisconsin
The formation of the Dells of the Wisconsin
River began 500 million years ago, during the Cambrian period. During that
time the Wisconsin Dells was covered by a huge sea of water. Gradually,
the sand compacted and collected on the sea bottom, forming layers of
solid rock, which went virtually untouched for millions of years.
About 19,000 years ago, a glacier extended
to within four miles east of the Dells. Situated on the extreme eastern
margin of what is known as the Driftless Area, Wisconsin Dells was never
covered by glacial ice sheets.
The glacier melted about 15,000 years ago
and formed Glacial Lake Wisconsin, a lake about the size of Utah’s Great
Salt Lake and as deep as 150 feet. The last ice that held back the waters
of Glacial Lake Wisconsin began to melt. The failed ice dam unleashed a
catastrophic flood; the lake’s depth dropped to 50 feet. The meltwaters
cut deep, narrow gorges and unusual rock formations into the sandstone and
formed the steep-sided canyons we see today. The flood most likely cut the
gorges in the Dells in a matter of days or weeks as the swift water eroded
away the soft sandstone.
The rushing waters carved their way through
the sand leaving behind spectacular caverns, hauntingly beautiful
passageways and towering cliffs that reach 100 feet high.
Links Wisconsin Rapids Area (Wood County)