Michigan City Public Library
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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

               
      175 Years in Michigan City, Indiana  
   


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Introduction

The year 2011 marked the 175th anniversary of the incorporation of Michigan City. In the years since its birth, it has served as a grain center, lumber and shipping port, railroad city, recreational area and tourist attraction, industrial center, and All American town. Ever ambitious, the city continually strives to live up to the vision of former mayor and influential leader Martin Krueger:Michigan City, 1916

There's a city by the lake
That is bright and wide awake!
Michigan City, Indiana!
You can travel up and down
And not find a better town
Than Michigan City, Indiana!
Michigan City
Hurrah, folks, hurray!
Strong in December
And full of pep in May
And the water's always fine
In the good old summertime
In Michigan City, Indiana!

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Under the sponsorship of the Michigan City Public Library and the LaPorte County CETA Special Projects Program in the 1970s, over 6,000 historic photographs were collected and copies onto slides. These photos depict life in LaPorte County from the early colonies through the 1970s. The library is in the process of digitizing these images. Check back often for more images of Michigan City history.

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