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has been designated a
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in illustrating the natural history
of the United States
(Front Side)Born 1899 in Illinois, Teale became an influential naturalist, author, and photographer who won 1966 Pulitzer Prize for his book Wandering Through Winter. Teale wrote that boyhood summers and holidays spent near here at his grandparent…
Composed of infantry regiments from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the Iron Brigade fought with Army of the Potomac during the Civil War (1861-1865). Received name for valor at battle of South Mountain, Maryland (1862). Sustained combat fatalit…
Opened to traffic by the Dunes Highway Association, November 14, 1923.
A.S. Hess, PresidentW.E. Jewell, Vice PresidentO.B. Johnson, 2nd Vice PresidentZ.B. Campbell, TreasurerW.K. Greenebaum, Secretary
At Le Petit Fort, near this site, a battle was fought on December 5, 1780, between American forces under command of Lt. Thomas Brady and Jean Baptiste Hamelin and British forces under command of Dahreau de Quindre.
J.D. Marshall Propeller
This propeller is from the steam barge J.D. Marshall. It weights over 4,000 pounds! It was made in 1891 and has 4 blades. Modern boats use a 3-blade propeller for improved efficiency with decrease of horsepower.