VALPARAISO | While thousands splashed in the lake and played in the sand at the Indiana dunes Sunday, two men responsible for that enjoyment were retracing their journey at the Porter County Museum.
"Duner" Herb Read answers questions Sunday after premiering a newly restored Save the Dunes recruitment video to visitors at the Porter County Museum of History.
"Duner" and photographer John Nelson discusses one of his cameras with Porter County Museum of History worker Emily Royer on Sunday. Nelson, alongside fellow duner Herb Read, fought for the preservation of the dunes in the industry-laden 1960s.
"Duners" Herb Read, center left, and John Nelson, center right, greet visitors to the Porter County Museum of History on Sunday alongside Nelson's Saint Bernard, Aslan, during their visit to the museum to show a newly restored Save the Dunes recruitment video from the 1960s.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County commissioners approved a compromise Tuesday to allow several roads to close within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
CHESTERTON | The home that local environmental pioneer Herb Read built for his parents in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Charlotte Read said she was shocked to recently read of her retirement from Save the Dunes in a local paper. "I've left the board, but my interest in Save the Dunes and the national lakeshore is probably as strong as ever," she said. "I simply ran out of terms."
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