Conover, Vilas County, Wisconsin
Conover is the furthest upstream town on the Wisconsin River. A small town, it began in the late 19th Century and survives today. At one time it was a station on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, and a branch line extended from Conover to Phelps, Vilas County, Wisconsin.
A long-time landmark in the town was Denton's a gift shop, which, according to an article in the Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, began as an outlet for the manufacture of cedar souviners.Charles P. ForbesAugust 9, 2006
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