I'll get around to writing a little The Busiest Road In the World at one time not counting city streets The Dunes Highway history of the Dunes Highway to post here along with maps someday. It is basically the Indiana portion of U.S. 12. For now you will have to settle for a few old, annotated newspaper articles.
11 May, 1899, Porter County Vidette road hogs, mean & unlawful 17 June, 1904, Chesterton Tribune farmers vs. city cusses 28 September, 1911, Chesterton Tribune Chicago-Detroit old Indian road improvement plan 6 November, 1913, Hobart News passing rule clarified 27 July, 1916, Chesterton Tribune Chicago speeders in Indiana 17 August, 1916, Michigan City Evening Dispatch Chicago Motor Club signed Chicago-Michigan route, which included what became the Dunes Highway 20 January, 1919, Michigan City Evening News Indiana Dunes Highway Association created 11 June, 1919, Michigan City Evening News construction predicted 8 July, 1919, Gary Evening Post state road work 10 July, 1919, Chesterton Tribune Porter County road work 31 July, 1919, Chesterton Tribune proposed route, the report 4 September, 1919, Chesterton Tribune 12 February, 1920, Chesterton Tribune construction hopes, Bootjack Rd., Michigan's U.S. 12 11 May, 1921, Michigan City Evening News LaPorte County road work 2 August, 1922, Valparaiso Evening Messenger Dunes Hwy's eternal & exclusive right to name 23 October, 1941, Chesterton Tribune safety yellow stripe 30 October, 1941, Chesterton Tribune scenic highway, anti-trucks Return to Historical Society of Ogden Dunes home page.
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Last updated 6th January, 1999, before being knocked off-line four years ago and reposted 13th April, 2004.