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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 38.956′ N, 87° 0.765′ W. Marker is near Town of Pines, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on E. Furnace Road (U.S. 20) just west of N. Furnace Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
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); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 2½ miles away); Iron Brigade (approx. 2½ miles away); Dunes Hi-Way (approx. 2.7 miles away); Le Petit Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Recipe for a Sand Dune (approx. 2.7 miles away); Whose Home Is It? (approx. 2.7 miles away); Is This an Ocean or a Lake? (approx. 2.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations on the text of the marker. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. Edwin Way Teale Biography. (Submitted on April 8, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.