The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Michigan City

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The American Cyclopædia
Michigan City
Edition of 1879. See also Michigan City, Indiana on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

MICHIGAN CITY, a town of Laporte co., Indiana, on the S. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of Trail creek, 140 m. N. by W. of Indianapolis, and 40 m. E. S. E. of Chicago; pop. in 1860, 3,320; in 1870, 3,985. It is the principal lake port of the state, and is at the intersection of the Michigan Central, the Louisville, New Albany, and Chicago, and the Indianapolis, Peru, and Chicago railroads. Its trade is considerable. The Michigan Central railroad has here extensive repair and locomotive shops. The town is the seat of the northern state prison, and contains a national bank, a high school, and ten other public schools, a weekly newspaper, and seven churches.