University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 280            In 1854 a house had been built for the priest; before the 
             close of the year another was added for the Sisters, which 
             consisted of a prolongation of the church divided into four rooms 
             in which the Sisters reside and where they teach from 8:30 in the 
             morning till 4 o'clock in the evening the little girls and the 
             little boys of the Catholic population.
                  Michigan City will never grow large, although two railroads 
             intersect there and keep up a noise that ceases not by day or by 
             night.  Its future was more promising before the construction of 
             those roads, when it was the only port of Indiana on Lake 
             Michigan.  Now that the lake commerce is taken away, Michigan City 
             is like one of the little inland towns, and even less favored than 
             they, since it is surrounded only by water and sand.

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