Evening Messenger, Friday, 16 November, 1923
DEDICATION OF DUNES HIGHWAY
The official dedication of the Dunes highway across
the north end of Porter county took place this afternoon when the
festivities as outlined in last evening's Messenger, were carried
out. Two carloads from Valparaiso were in the parade and the
passengers are to take part in the banquet this evening at Hotel
Spaulding in Michigan City.
Hammond Lake County Times, Saturday, 17
DEDICATE THE DUNES HIGHWAY
The Dunes Highway, transcontinental route through
the famous dunes region, was officially opened yesterday by the mayors
of northern Indiana cities, highway departments of Indiana, Michigan
and Illinois, and county officials of Lake and Porter counties.
An automobile parade over the new road from Gary to
Baileytown where ceremonies were held, and from that historic place to
Michigan City for the banquet comprised the day's program.
Led by the Gary municipal band the parade started
from the Gary Commercial club and drove to Baileytown where a marker
was placed. The line of 500 automobiles then continued to
Michigan City. J. S. Norton, president of the Lake County Good
Roads Association and John D. Williams, director of the Indiana Highway
Commission, made short addresses at the Baileytown ceremonial.
At the banquet addresses were given by Earl Crawford
of the Indiana Highway Commission; Frank D. Rogers, of the Michigan
Commission; W. H. Loutit, president of the West Michigan Pike
Association; W. P. Gleason, president of the Gary Park Board and the
National Dunes Park Association; F. T. Vosjell, of Chicago, district
engineer of the United States Bureau of Public Roads, and H. J. Gary,
manager of the Michigan Tourist and Resort Association.
The new highway consists of twenty-four miles of
concrete road through the heart of the duneland and borders the
proposed new Indiana Dunes Park. The highway reduces the distance
from Gary to Michigan City by ten miles and its completion is one of
the big feats of the Indiana Highway Commission.