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Dunes history

Dunes history

Prairie Club of Chicago at the dunes

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Glamorous at times, dire at others, South Shore history a fascinating ride

Glamorous at times, dire at others, South Shore history a fascinating ride

It once brought strong-armed men from their homes to the steel mills. It brought city slickers from Chicago for a day at the beach. It took a generation off to war and brought them back.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Historic preservationist tells history of area parks in new book

Historic preservationist tells history of area parks in new book

In the 1830s, Chicago, though still a village, had aspirations not only to become a city, but one with glorious parks as well.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Sitting on a grassy sand dune one evening last summer, I was gazing over Lake Michigan at a sunset that brought to mind a 19th century religious painting: fat pink-and-gray rays shooting out from a small, tight, fiery hot-pink, ball of sun. The kind of sun that absorbs someone’s soul up to, …

October 23, 2012 8:44 pm Photos

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Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Sitting on a grassy sand dune one evening last summer, I was gazing over Lake Michigan at a sunset that brought to mind a 19th century religious painting: fat pink-and-gray rays shooting out from a small, tight, fiery hot-pink, ball of sun. The kind of sun that absorbs someone’s soul up to, …

October 23, 2012 8:44 pm Photos

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