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
Superintendent Brown at the podium during the dedication ceremony, held at the site of the Dune Climb.
Richard R. Peterson, third Superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
In January, 1987 the lakeshore moved into the Empire visitor center and headquarters complex.
The newly constructed National Park Service dock at North Manitou Island, 1988.
Modern comfort station at the expanded and improved Platte River campground, 1992.
Visitors view exhibits in front of Sleeping Bear Inn. Maritime Heritage Day. 1989.
Erosion threatened the South Manitou lighthouse in 1986.
Charles Kruch demonstrates Coast Guard rescue techniques, 1986.
Tanger William Herd explains a Coast Guard surfboat to a visitor, 1984.
Park interpreters lead visitors on a historic farm tour, 1987.
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