Near Town of Pines in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Edwin Way Teale
Born 1899 in Illinois, Teale became an influential naturalist, author, and photographer who won 1966 Pulitzer Prize for his book Wandering Through Winter. Teale wrote that boyhood summers and holidays spent near here at his grandparents' farm inspired his interest in nature. Teale moved to New York City: employed by Popular Science Monthly 1928-1941.
Teale published his first critically acclaimed book, Grassroot Jungles, in 1937. In 1943, he published Dune Boy, recollections of time spent exploring the dunes and woodlands in this area. During his life, he wrote, edited, and contributed to over 30 books, which educated Americans about nature's importance and beauty. He died in Connecticut in 1980.
Erected 2009 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Musette Lewry Trust. (Marker Number 64.2009.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 41° 38.956′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterton IN 46304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The J.D. Marshall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Made In Lafayette: An Experiment in Home Building (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Florida House: Home, Cruise Ship, and More (approx. 2˝ miles away); House Of Tomorrow: 'America's First Glass House' (approx. 2˝ miles away); A Showcase For Cypress (approx. 2˝ miles away); Indiana State Police Dunes Park Post #1 (approx. 2˝ miles away); Century Of Progress Homes: Historic District (approx. 2˝ miles away); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 2˝ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Edwin Way Teale. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on February 26, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Edwin Way Teale marker. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations on the text of the marker. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
3. Congressional Record Entry Honoring Edwin Way Teale
As a child, his fondest memories were the summer months he spent on the Furnessville farm owned by his grandparents. It was this time spent in Indiana, as a child, that became the backdrop for Teale to discover his love, respect, and wonder of nature.(Submitted on July 25, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana.)
4. Edwin Way Teale: “Traveler in Little Realms”. Website published by the Indiana Historical Bureau of the Indiana State Library.
Edwin Way Teale is considered one of the twentieth century’s most influential naturalists, stemming from his ability to combine the artistic, philosophical, and scientific in his writing.(Submitted on July 25, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana.)
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