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Anniversary Celebration on October 14

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Date: October 2, 2006
Contact: Jim Northup, 906-387-2607
Contact: Gregg Bruff, 906-387-2607

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2006, and created this special stamp to commemorate the occasion.  It features a sketch of the Pictured Rocks cliffs, created by Gregg Bruff.
NEWS FLASH -- The celebration location will be the Mather Auditorium in Munising!

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is inviting the public to join in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the authorization of America’s first National Lakeshore on Saturday, October 14, at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Mather Auditorium at 411 Elm Avenue in Munising.

Following the celebration, a light lunch will be served and special tours of key locations in the park will be offered, led by members of the national lakeshore staff. Round trip transportation will be offered for individuals or families participating in the tours. Tour offerings will include a trip to the Au Sable Light Station, the Grand Sable Dunes and a hike to Chapel Beach.

“We hope very much that the entire community will come out and join us in celebrating the existence of this very special unit of the national park system,” National Lakeshore Superintendent Jim Northup said.

The celebration will include presentations by Native American drummers and a special recognition of former Congressman Raymond F. Clevenger, who was instrumental in the establishment of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Did You Know?

The light tower and flagpole of the Au Sable Light Station stand proudly.

Located within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Au Sable Light Station is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1874, the station beacon still shines over Lake Superior's frigid waters. The lamp is now solar powered. More...