Ogden Dunes

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Ogden Dunes, incorporated in 1925, is the largest and most residential of the three Porter County lake-front communities established in the 1920s. Although it began as a highly restricted resort community with the largest man-made ski jump in North America, it became a middle-class residential community after 1945. Because of its proximity to Gary and Chicago, Ogden Dunes was also a battleground between the forces that wished to conserve the dunes and those that pushed for industrializing them. Alice Gray, Diana of the Dunes; Dorothy Buell, who led the fight to create a national park; and Dale Messick, the creator of comic strip Brenda Starr: Girl Reporter were important members of the community. Over the years, Ogden Dunes has provided a creative and supportive environment for children and adults, especially those with artistic talents and interests.
ISBN: 9781467111898
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Drawing from the photographic archives of the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes, current and former residents, and various institutions, the authors have selected more than 200 images to include in this work. Dick Meister is an emeritus professor of history at DePaul University. He serves on the board of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes. Ken Martin is president of the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes. He has worked as a marketer for global food companies and has had a lifelong passion for history.
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