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Our relations with the Save the Dunes Council are very good. We have regular communications. They are generally good. We're generally mutually supportive. We have an ultimate goal that's the same. We differ sometimes on methods and procedures and we don't always agree on everything. I view them, personally, kind of as my conscience. I'd like to think I'd always keep uppermost in my mind the preservation goals for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. With the Save the Dunes Council out there, you can be assured that should you ever think of straying from the pure path you will be quickly reminded!

Superintendent Dale Engquist,
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, September 16, 1987.

members of Prairie Club of Chicago
Figure 1. Members of the Prairie Club of Chicago engage in a popular weekend activity in the nearly dunelands of Indiana. This particular "dunes walk" took place in 1913 in the vicinity of Mount Baldy. (Photographer A.E. Ormes, July 4, 1913, Photographic Archives, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)

Mather, Lieber and tour group
Figure 2. National Park Service Director Stephen T. Mather (far left foreground) is accompanied by Col. Richard Liebger on an October 31, 1916, inspection tour—the day following a Department of the Interior hearing in Chicago on a proposed Sand Dunes National Park. In the center of the group in the background are Associate Director Horace Albright and his wife, Grace. (Photographer Unknown, October 31, 1916, Photographic Archives, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)

inspection tour group
Figure 3. The National Park Service inspection tour of the proposed Sand Dunes National Park included the following (beginning with the first full figure at the left): unknown, Dr. Henry Chandler Cowles; Mrs. Horace (Grace) Albright; unknown; National Park Service Director Stephen T. Mather (partially obscured); Col. Richard Lieber; unknown; and Horace M. Albright. (Photographer unknown, October 31, 1916, Photographic Archives, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)

Advisory Commission
Figure 4. Newly appointed Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Advisory Commission at first official meeting. Photograph is taken in Secretary of the Interior Udall's office, Main Interior Building, Washington, D.C. Pictured from left to right are: National Park Service Director George B. Hartzog, Jr.; John Schnurlein, member, Porter County; Celia Nealon, member, Portage; Thomas Dustin, chairman, Secretary's designate; Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall; William Lieber, member, State of Indiana; John Hillenbrand II, member, State of Indiana; Harry Frey, member, Michigan City; and William Tobin, member, Beverly Shores. (Photographer Office of the Secretary of the Interior, November 4, 1967, Photographic Archives, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)

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