Michigan City Beach Communities: Sheridan, Long Beach, Duneland, Michiana Shores

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - History - 128 pages
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Situated along the southern shores of Lake Michigan, between Mount Baldy and the Indiana-Michigan border, is a unique Midwestern landscape. Established at the foot of Hoosier Slide, a natural landmark, Michigan City had attracted a diverse group of pioneers, industrialists, and fun-lovers by the late 1800s. Hoosier Slide is now gone. While the rugged dunes in the east have been replaced by resort communities, the beauty that first captivated settlers is as evident now as it was in the early part of the 20th century.

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By focusing on the individual histories of Michigan City's beach communities, author Barbara Stodola relates the economic, social, and recreational history that distinguishes these lakeshore communities. Ms. Stodola chronicles the area's past, from the time of the Potawatomi Indians to the middle of the 20th century, through a collection of almost 200 vintage photographs. Ms. Stodola is an architectural historian, educator, newspaper columnist, and resident of Michigan City.

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