Historical Images of Porter County

Sand Dunes
Dune Park, Indiana

Date: Circa 1915
Source Type: Stereoscope Card
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Keystone View Company
Postmark: Not Applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: Dune Park was a small station in Portage Township along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad that took its name from the surrounding sand dunes. The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad shipped a significant amount of sand from Dune Park, mostly to the Chicago market. In 1889, for instance, the railroad was reportedly shipping more than 300 railcars of sand per day from their Dune Park station.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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