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[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

[Transcribed & posted courtesy of the Historical Society of Ogden 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 of Indiana
DUNES FORMED THROUGH AGES; SAVE THEM NOW
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GREAT PAGEANT ON DUNES TO BE HELD MAY, JUNE
LOSING DUNES ROBS COMING GENERATIONS -- By LORADO TAFT.
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 K. SHERMAN
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 O. BOWERS
Dunes Country History Connected With That of Middle West; 1800-50 -- by MISS CAROLINE M. M'ILVAINE, CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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 coming year.

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, Indiana.

The club wishes to express its gratitude to the Gary Evening Post and all contributors for their earnest co-operation.
(Signed)

MRS. FRANK SHEEHAN,
Chairman of the Committee on Forestry and Waterways of Indiana Federated Clubs.
MISS MABLE TINKHAM.
MRS. E. A. SPAULDING.

[No, that offer is no longer valid.

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