Welcome to Shumland | Politics | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Welcome to Shumland 

Where all your political fairy tales can come true!

Published November 7, 2012 at 6:23 a.m.

Last Christmas, owners of the famed Santa’s Land in Putney dropped a lump of coal in Vermonters’ collective stocking when they announced that the holiday-themed amusement park was closing after 55 years due to financial troubles.

The owners of Santa’s Land advertised a liquidation sale to auction off what remained of the park. But the auction was inexplicably canceled last month at the 11th hour, saved (perhaps?) by some anonymous wealthy benefactor.

While the secret savior hasn’t been named, Seven Days strongly suspects Putney’s favorite son and under-the-radar real estate speculator, Gov. Peter Shumlin. Perhaps the gov plans to reopen Santa’s Land as “Shumland,” a political theme park that’s fun for the whole family!

Click the image to see a larger version.


Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

About The Author

Ken Picard

Ken Picard

Bio:
Ken Picard has been a Seven Days staff writer since 2002. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Vermont Press Association's 2005 Mavis Doyle award, a general excellence prize for reporters.

Comments


Comments are closed.

From 2014-2020, Seven Days allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we've appreciated the suggestions and insights, right now Seven Days is prioritizing our core mission — producing high-quality, responsible local journalism — over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2023 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation