Indiana Dunes national Lakeshore named National Park

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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has been designated as a National Park.

This designation makes the first National Park in the Hoosier state and the 61st National Park in the US.

Last month, US Senator Todd Young (R-IN) joined Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) and Congressman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced legislation to make it a national park.

The legislation includes a provision that retitles the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Young says it’s not just a state treasure, but a national treasure.

Other lawmakers say this legislation provides the recognition it deserves. And it helps drive the local economy.

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(This story was originally published on February 15, 2019)

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