Naturalist and OrnithologistThis 11.8 acre tract was the homesite of Dorothy and Frederic. It is a gift to Shades State Park in her memory by the Estate of Frederic Luther. Dorothy Madden Hobson, 1905-1999, a native of Parke County, Indiana, was Chief Naturalist at Turkey Run State Park and served as a Naturalist-Guide at Clifty Falls State Park and at McCormick's Creek State Park in the 1940s.
She spent the summers of 1947-1950 studying tropical birds in Central America. In 1950 she was the first woman elected President of the Indiana State Audubon Society. A graduate of Butler University, and Columbia University, she also studied ornithology at Cornell University. She taught for thirty years at George Washington High School in Indianapolis.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 494937 N 4421850|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94676667, -87.05926667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.806', W 87° 3.556'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 48.36" N, 87° 3' 33.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8295 IN-234, Waveland IN 47989, US|
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