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Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana, USA

"Michigan City, a post-town of La Porte co, Ind., on Lake Michigan, about 38 miles by water E.S.E. of Chicago. By railroad it is 56 miles from Chicago, 90 miles N. of La Fayette, and 13 miles N.W. of La Porte. It is on the Michigan Central Railroad, and is the N. terminus of divisions of the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad and the lake Erie & Western Railroad. It contains 12 churches. 2 national banks, 4 newspaper offices (2 dailies), Ames College, and the Northern state Prison. It has manufactures of railroad-cars, chairs, furniture, lumber, wagons, boots, shoes, sash, blinds, bicycles, barrels, gloves, hosiery, harness, refrigerators, &c. Here are workshops and round houses of the railroads which converge at this point. Pop. in 1880, 5366; in 1890, 10,776."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • News 1896 - HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING BURNED.
    Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 10. - The city high school building was burned to the ground yesterday evening, fire being discovered a few minutes after...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - FLAMES DO BAD WORK.
    Michigan City, Ind., July 29. - At 11 o'clock Wednesday morning three men went into the oil house of the Michigan Sash & Blind company's factory...Read MORE...


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  • 1906
    Michigan City, a city of Laporte co., Ind., on Lake Michigan, about 37 miles (direct) ESE. of Chicago, on the Michigan Central and other railroads....Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - BOAT HITS BRIDGE. LAKE STEAMER'S UPPER WORKS ARE BADLY DAMAGED. UNITED STATES OF MICHIGAN CITY IN AN ACCIDENT THERE YESTERDAY.
    Michigan City, June 25. - The big excursion steamer United States with 1,000 persons, mostly women and children, aboard, crashed into the bascule...Read MORE...


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  • News 1913 - FIRE PERILS TOWN. MICHIGAN CITY, IND., IS THREATENED BEFORE BLAZE IS UNDER CONTROL. LOSS PLACED AT $1,000,000.
    Flames Rage in Huge Lumber Yards - Dynamite and Salt Used to Stop Spread of Flames - Aid Summoned From Nearby Cities.

    Michigan City, Ind., July 15 ...Read MORE...


  • 1925 - February 10 - 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind

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  • News 1937 - $25,000 Fire At Prison
    Michigan City, Ind., June 7. – (U.P.) – Fire of unknown origin late yesterday destroyed six buildings at the state prison honor farm, causing damage...Read MORE...


  • News 1956 - TORCH SETS OFF BLAST AT SCENE OF C. & O. WRECK. 2 MORE KILLED, MAKING TOLL OF 5 FROM CROSSING CRASH.
    Michigan City, Ind. (AP) -An explosion killed two more railroad men Wednesday as they began clearing the burning wreckage at a crossing where two...Read MORE...




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  • News  1896 - HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING BURNED.
    Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 10. - The city high school building was burned to the ground yesterday evening, fire being discovered a few minutes after... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - FLAMES DO BAD WORK.
    Michigan City, Ind., July 29. - At 11 o'clock Wednesday morning three men went into the oil house of the Michigan Sash & Blind company's factory... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Michigan City, a city of Laporte co., Ind., on Lake Michigan, about 37 miles (direct) ESE. of Chicago, on the Michigan Central and other railroads.... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - BOAT HITS BRIDGE. LAKE STEAMER'S UPPER WORKS ARE BADLY DAMAGED. UNITED STATES OF MICHIGAN CITY IN AN ACCIDENT THERE YESTERDAY.
    Michigan City, June 25. - The big excursion steamer United States with 1,000 persons, mostly women and children, aboard, crashed into the bascule... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - FIRE PERILS TOWN. MICHIGAN CITY, IND., IS THREATENED BEFORE BLAZE IS UNDER CONTROL. LOSS PLACED AT $1,000,000.
    Flames Rage in Huge Lumber Yards - Dynamite and Salt Used to Stop Spread of Flames - Aid Summoned From Nearby Cities.

    Michigan City, Ind., July 15 ... Read MORE...

  • 1925 - February 10 - 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
    historyorb.com
  • News  1937 - $25,000 Fire At Prison
    Michigan City, Ind., June 7. – (U.P.) – Fire of unknown origin late yesterday destroyed six buildings at the state prison honor farm, causing damage... Read MORE...

  • News  1956 - TORCH SETS OFF BLAST AT SCENE OF C. & O. WRECK. 2 MORE KILLED, MAKING TOLL OF 5 FROM CROSSING CRASH.
    Michigan City, Ind. (AP) -An explosion killed two more railroad men Wednesday as they began clearing the burning wreckage at a crossing where two... Read MORE...

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