The Darker Side of the Indiana Dunes

1White Sands, Dark History

With the ribbon to the Indiana Dunes freshly-cut and the nation’s newest National Park open for business, this hidden Hoosier treasure seems to be making headlines left and right. New campsites, new technologies, new organization, and the same pristine lakeshore.

Let’s be honest: there’s more to learn about the Indiana Dunes National Park than its variety of flora and fauna, remarkable as those might be. The world doesn’t need yet another low-angle photo of dune grass, pale sand, and a churning Lake Michigan. Instead of snapping pictures of the Dunes today, how about unearthing this tour of our famed lakeshore’s darker side?

After all, there’s nothing wrong with being both famous and a little infamous.