|Statement of Senator Paul H. Douglas on a National Park in the Indiana Dunes, 1959
In a statement before a U. S. Senate committee considering legislation to establish a national park in the Indiana Dunes, Senator Paul H. Douglas explained why a public official from Illinois had taken the lead in a battle over land use in Indiana. Refuting charges that he was acting on behalf of Illinois steel interests, Douglas called for a multistate regional perspective that addressed the economic, recreational, and aesthetic needs of people living along the entire southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.
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