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Michigan City News, Friday, 16 November, 1923
Great Dunes Highway Formally Dedicated
Threatening Rain Fails to Dampen Ardor of the Procession.

    Under clouded skies, threatening rain and snow, Michigan City and Gary and visitors from all nearby cities, formally dedicated the Dunes Highway this afternoon, and the highway was formally thrown open to traffic.
    The main feature of the parade was the four-mile automobile parade this afternoon from Gary to Michigan City.  The motor procession, which included cars from many northern Indiana cities, Michigan and Chicago, left Gary shortly after 2 o'clock.  The parade assembled on Broadway between Seventh and Fifth avenues and moved eastward on Fifth avenue.  Heading the procession was a band of motor police as an escort and the pilot car of the Hoosier State Automobile association, followed by the Gary and Michigan City pilot cars, the band, the official cars containing state highway officials.  The Michigan City automobile delegation was next in line, followed by members of the Illinois Automobile club and Hoosier State Auto association, and a service truck.  Behind these came hundreds of private cars, out to help dedicate the great transcontinental thoroughfare.
    A short stop at Baileytown was scheduled, where a bronze marker was placed.  The Michigan City delegation then took the lead of the procession on to this city.
    The parade was due to reach Michigan City shortly before five o'clock and proceed through the city and out Second street to the north section of the Dunes Highway (Grand Beach road) to the Indiana-Michigan state line, where the great highway links up with the West Michigan Pike.
    The parade will then return to Michigan City where it will disband.  The banquet at the Hotel Spaulding is scheduled for 6:30 and 250 will be present, it is expected.  F. H. Doran, chairman of the good roads committee of the Chamber of Commerce was to preside.  The banquet program follows:
    Song, "America."
    Introductory remarks by A. S. Hess, president of the Dunes Highway association.
    Address by Earl Crawford of the Indiana State Highway association.
    Address by Frank D. Rogers of the state highway commission of Michigan.
    Song, "There's a Long, Long Trail."
    Address by W. H. Loutit, president of the West Michigan Pike association.
    Address by W. P. Gleason, president of the Gary park board.
    Address by H. J. Gray, manager Michigan Tourist and Resort association.
    Address by F. T. Vosjell, district engineer, U. S. bureau of public roads.
    Address by Captain H. S. Norton, president Gary Commercial club.
    Remarks by other distinguished guests.