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Harriet Colfax – The Enduring Keeper of the Light

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March 30, 2018

Submitted by: Matthew Werner

She was not the first female lightkeeper in the United States, but Harriet E. Colfax was the most enduring. For 43 years, Colfax ran the Michigan City Lighthouse. Her reliability was known by ship captains throughout the Great Lakes—she never failed to light the beacons before sunset and kept…


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Meet Your Neighbors: Sincerely Zahra

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March 29, 2018

Meet Zahra! Sincerely Zahra is a full-time blogger specializing in fashion photography, content creation, and digital marketing.

What brought you to the dunes?
I was born and raised here, in the same house right by Washington Park.

What is your favorite thing to do in the area?

As a dunes girl one of…


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Historical Women of the Dunes: Virginia Moe

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March 15, 2018

Thank you to Jane Morocco, author ofTrailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe, for answering a few questions for us about Virginia Moe, who we feel is one of the top historical women from the dunes! 
Who was Virginia Moe?
Virginia Moe (1907-1991) was the Naturalist at Trailside Museum of Natural…

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