Table of Contents
"National Parks Are Where You Find Them:" The Origins of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
"We're Going For The Right Thing:" The Legislative Struggle to Create Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 1971- 1977
Changes on the Land: The Early Management of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 1977-1983
Plans, Programs and Controversy: The Reassessment of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 1977-1983
"A Local and National Treasure:" Managing the Sleeping Bear Dunes Park, 1984- 1995
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore At Twenty-Five
Budgetary Progress of Sleeping Bear Dunes N.L.
Selected Past and Present Employees of Sleeping Bear N.L.
Selected Visitation Statistics
Public Law 91-479
Chapter 1 Notes
Chapter 2 Notes
Chapter 3 Notes
Chapter 4 Notes
Chapter 5 Notes
A Nationalized Lakeshore:
The Creation and Administration of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
E. Egenvieve Gillette, founder of the Michigan Parks Association and tireless supporter of the proposed National Lakesore.
Julius Martinek, first Superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Chief Naturalist Charles Parkinson instructs fifth graders at a winter camp, 1986.
Dedication ceremonies for the Glen Lake visitor center, December 1976.
Thousands of gulls take flight at South Manitou Island's Gull Point colony.
Donald R. Brown, second Superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
The redesigned Pierce Stocking Drive, 1989.
Former Air Force Base at Empire, adapted for use as a maintenance facility, c. 1987.
Chaos at the mouth of the Platte Rivier prior to National Park Service administration.
Dedication of the new park, October 22, 1977.
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