“Duneland Dynamics”

Event occured on Sun, Jul 21 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society will host "Duneland Dynamics," an introduction of Kenneth Schoon’s latest book “Dreams of Duneland." The presentation integrates dozens of colorful scenes of today’s Indiana Dunes along with a description of their ecological importance and stories from yesteryear. Topics include fur trading and a small French “fort,” a Revolutionary War skirmish, hermits and developers, explosions and scams, railroad expansion and Lincolns’ Duneland funeral, research and the birth of American ecology, efforts to save the dunes amid efforts to industrialize, flying, fishing, residing, and restoration. Signed copies will be available for purchase.

Website: http://www.merrillvillehistory.org

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