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"Loading a Gary sand flea"
Cross Photo Co., copyright 1911.
MSUM acc# 1998:84.134
Gift of John Turner.

Some tales convey how both local citizens and visitors cope with insects prevalent in certain regions. The image of a giant Gary Sand Flea illustrates the common annoyance of sand fleas at the Indiana Dunes lake shore and Miller Beach, major tourist attractions near Chicago.