Children Climbing a Sand Hill

Date Created
14 in x 11 in x ;19" x 15.5"
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Historical Context
Visiting the dunes along Lake Michigan has long been a favorite activity for residents of the state. The dunes were formed over 5,000 years ago due to glacial drift, the slow movement of glaciers across a landscape. The moving ice deposited sediments, creating the large dunes. Today the dunes are threatened by erosion due to the removal of grasses and trees whose root systems hold the ground in place.
Children climbing up the side of a green grass covered hill. Yellow sand color barely visible at the left side of the hill. Few trees also on the hill.
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids