Monday Memories: Warren Dunes in the snow, late 1970s

Located along the shore of Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan, Warren Dunes State Park was a favorite place to visit in the summer because of its beach along the lake. We went there often when we lived in South Bend, IN which is about 35 miles away. However, we also liked to visit in the winter. Back then, the snow began to fall in earnest in early December, the lake froze over, and we didn’t see the ground or the water again until at least April. This photo, taken in the late 1970s, is of snow and ice, not sand, at the dunes.

I’m in the process of digitizing old photos and slides and thought I’d share a few from time to time.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. de Wets Wild says:

    Wow, Deb, it looks so desolate!


    1. It was not really as desolate as it looks. It’s very beautiful there.

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      1. de Wets Wild says:

        I believe you, Deb. It also looks unspoilt by human interference.

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  2. jjaywmac says:

    It was the same way in Wisconsin, when I went to the University. It would snow, and then it would be too cold to snow. Frozen slush on the sides of the streets and walkways. And, you would not see the pavement until late spring. Only, Lake Mendota and Lake Menona did not freeeze, I don’t think. I can’t remember. I learned to ice skate somewhere, but it might have been a smaller body of water. Or maybe part of the Lakes. I don’t remember. It was cold, I remember that. LOL.

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    1. I loved the cold. (I learned to ice skate at an outdoor rink near our house.) I guess the one thing I miss the most about South Bend is the cold (and the snow). But of course, they don’t get snow now like we used to. Climate change is real!


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