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Hellmers

Richard Lieber was a German-American businessman who became the father of the Indiana state parks system. At the time of his death, he was one of the most powerful spokesmen in the United States for the conservation of our natural resources.

“Our parks and preserves are not mere picnicking places,” Lieber said. “They are rich storehouses of memories and reveries. They are guides and counsels to the weary and faltering in spirit. They are bearers of wonderful tales to him who will listen; a solace to the aged and an inspiration to the young.”

Norman Hellmers is a member of Dunes Action, the grass roots group opposing construction of a banquet hall on the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park. He is retired from the National Park Service after 31 years of service.

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