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Michigan City, Indiana, a little more ...
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County. It is one of two principal cities of and is included in the Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City Combined Statistical Area.
Michigan City's origins date to 1830, when the land for the city was first purchased by Isaac C. Elston. The city became incorporated in 1836, by which point Michigan City had 1500 residents, along with a post office, a newspaper, a church, and a commercial district.
Michigan City is noted for both its proximity to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and for its bordering Lake Michigan; because of this, Michigan City receives a fair amount of tourism during the summer months, especially by residents of Chicago and parts of Indiana. On clear days it is possible to see the Chicago skyline across Lake Michigan. In 1991 Democratic Mayor Sheila Brillson introduced a new logo for Michigan City, which featured the Chicago Skyline. Many residents rebelled at this proposal, so the official logo was changed.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.1 square miles. 19.6 square miles of it is land and 3.5 square miles of it (15.22%) is water.
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