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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore celebrates 50th anniversary

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 11:28:16-04

(WXYZ) — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Wednesday.

The park was authorized by the National Park Service on Oct. 21, 1970.

According to the National Parks Service, the park gets its name from one dune in particular, the mother bear, which is perched along the edge of a large dune that at one time resembled a sleeping bear.

The park has been celebrating its 50th anniversary as best as they can due to COVID-19, but will celebrate in 2021 with a "51 is the new 50" mindset.