University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 152            Besides the common advantages to the country of a line of 
             railroad securing to the borders of Michigan and Indiana the great 
             commercial route between the East and the West, and thus 
             determining a number of other branches which would all strike the 
             main line at some point or other, besides those advantages, and 
             such as would necessarily arise from competition between two 
             powerful companies--Notre Dame du Lac, which, like St. Mary's 
             Academy, was between the two lines, felt that two ways of 
             communication of the most useful kind were secured to her for 
             attending her many missions and for the journeys and visits of the 
             Brothers and Sisters destined to teach, and finally for the pupils 
             coming to the college or the academy.
                  Moreover, this new railroad would bring European emigration 
             in this direction, and would thus facilitate what had been so 
             painfully organized for Catholicity.
                  Notre Dame du Lac did not, like so many others, offer 
             superfluous thanks to the able senators who had secured a triumph 
             for the rights of the country, and to whose efforts all the credit 
             of this happy communication were attained; it was, in the eyes of 

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