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Was America’s first airline terrorist attack in the dunes?

April 15, 2018

Submitted by Matthew A. Werner
Photo credit: “From the Chris Baird Collection.”

On the night of October 10, 1933, Joe Graff, Marion Arndt, and Johnny Bechinski were playing a game of Hearts around 9:00 pm when they heard a loud boom in the air. They ran outside and saw a fireball…


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Trails & Beaches

Cowles Bog

April 6, 2018

Submitted by: Donna Lind

Location: 1618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Dune Acres, IN 46304
Dog Friendly:  Yes, on a leash
Parking:  Yes – North lot by Dunes Acres guard shack or south lot on Mineral Springs Road near Calumet Trail
Cost: Free
Restrooms:  Porta Potty
Trail Length: 4 miles easy to moderate but with a…


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Surfing in the Dunes’ Backyard

April 4, 2018

Submitted by: Jessica Campbell

After two surfing lessons, lead by a professional drifting in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nantucket, Chuck Hurst was ready to take his new skill back home. Born and still living in Chesterton, Dr. Charles Hurst is the face of Hurst Orthodontics. He is…

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