[part of the Gary Evening Post]
Gary Dune Park Post
Published Under Auspices College Club of Gary
GARY, INDIANA, MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1917
GREAT FORCES SUPPORT DUNE PARK
Leading Writers, Artists, and Officials Rally to Save the Dunes
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INTERIOR DEPARTMENT FAVORS GREAT PARK
IN INDIANA SAND DUNES
COMMERCIAL INTERESTS NOT AN ISSUE NOW --
By SARAH P. KINSEY of Valparaiso
A Dunes Message from Gov. Goodrich -- by James P. Goodrich, Governor
DUNES FORMED THROUGH AGES; SAVE THEM NOW
GREAT PAGEANT ON DUNES TO BE HELD MAY, JUNE
LOSING DUNES ROBS COMING GENERATIONS -- By LORADO
CLASSES DUNES REGION WITH GREAT NATURAL WONDERS
OF COUNTRY -- By CHAS. F. MILLSPAUGH, Field Museum of Natural History
GREATEST FLORA OF U. S. FOUND IN DUNE REGION
-- By GEORGE PINNEO
THE DUNES OF NO. INDIANA -- By JENS JENSEN.
STATE GEOLOGIST TELLS OF BEAUTIES OF DUNES
-- by W. S. Blatchley
RECREATIONS OF THE DUNES -- by Thomas W. Allinson
Women's Clubs Pledge Support -- by MARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MATERIAL ON THE DUNES
HUNDREDS OF YEARS WERE REQUIRED BY NATURE TO CONSTRUCT GREAT DUNES
-- By A. F. KNOTTS, Hammond mayor, organizer
National Dunes Park Association
DUNES PARK WOULD SERVE TO KEEP BIRDS -- By
FRANK M. WOODRUFF.
Salvation of Dunes Depends on Action to Prevent More Havoc -- by JOHN
Dunes Country History Connected With That of Middle
West; 1800-50 -- by MISS CAROLINE M. M'ILVAINE, CHICAGO HISTORICAL
History of the Dunes Country Found to Be
Crowded With Interest -- by George A. Brennan, author of The Wonders
of the Dunes
THE POST'S DUNES EDITION
This Dunes edition of The Post is, as far as we know, the first regular
publication of any sort which has been devoted to the conservation of the
dunes. In it are gathered many new papers and remarks of those people who
have been most interested in saving the dunes, not only for the present
generation but for posterity; and there are also some papers of especial
importance, published heretofore, which are used again.
Thus it is that we are satisfied that the Post Dunes edition is the
most satisfactory advocacy of dunes conservation and the most complete
statement of the case that has yet been published. Anyone who will read
these articles by these well informed men and women can no longer question,
if they ever have, the temendous good for this region and this country
that will be accomplished by the certain preservation of this wonderful
dune country from spoliation forever.
The publication of this edition was undertaken at the suggestion of
Mrs. Frank Sheehan, president of the College Club, and it is under the
auspices of this club and through its help in gathering the materials that
the publication is made. The Post has done this as a part of its contribution
towards the Conservation of the Dunes campaign and without expectation
of financial reward. There is no question in our opinion that the dunes
are among the greatest natural wonders in this country and that there is
even any desire on the part of anyone to supplant them by clanging factories
and belching smokestacks is a proof of the inadequacy of our civilizing
processes. The dunes must be preserved.
EXTRA COPIES OF SUPPLEMENT
This supplement is issued under the auspices of the "College Club of Gary,"
whose sole motive for the publication was to collect into brief form some
of the authentic information on the dune country which might make people
more familiar with the characteristics of this region and which might be
used as foundation material in the preparation for club programs. We earnestly
desire and urge that every organization that has not already given over
a day to this topic shoud make a place for it on their program during the
Copies of this supplement may be obtained at the following rate.
Single copy, 10 cents each.
Lots of 50 copies or more, three cents each.
Orders should be sent to Mrs. Frank J. Sheehan, 569 Tyler street, Gary,
The club wishes to express its gratitude to the Gary Evening Post and
all contributors for their earnest co-operation.
MRS. FRANK SHEEHAN,
Chairman of the Committee on Forestry and Waterways of Indiana Federated
MISS MABLE TINKHAM.
MRS. E. A. SPAULDING.
[No, that offer is no longer valid.
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