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History of Michigan City, Indiana, USA

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Michigan City, Indiana, USA

Michigan City, LaPorte, IN

Fun fact: Michigan City would have been the terminus for a proposed canal that would have run from Toledo, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, all the way through Northern Indiana/ Southern Michigan to Michigan City on the shores of Lake Michigan. The project was seriously talked about for decades in the 1800s and early 1900s with the Congressional Committee on Rail and Waterways strongly recommending it become a reality. If it had come to fruition, Michigan City could have potentially been the "Chicago" of Lake Michigan, rather than Chicago itself.

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  • 1854 - Michigan City
    Michigan City, a post-village of La Porte county, Indiana, on Lake Michigan, about 40 miles by water E. S. E. from Chicago. The Michigan Central...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Michigan City
    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...Read MORE...


  • 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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    On the Beach, Michigan City, Ind.
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  • Michigan City, Indiana, USA
    "Peristyle" Washington Park
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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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    Presbyterian Church
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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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History and News of Michigan City, Indiana, USA

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  • 1854 - Michigan City
    Michigan City, a post-village of La Porte county, Indiana, on Lake Michigan, about 40 miles by water E. S. E. from Chicago. The Michigan Central... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Michigan City
    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... Read MORE...

  • 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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