From Dubuque Herald, Sept. 1882...

Happy, indeed, that young man favored by his parents with such a blessing! Truly, indeed, will he yet bless the day that his parents sent him to Notre Dame, where he will be guarded like a young flower, where city turmoil and evil ways will be far distant, where health-giving air will supplant city smoke, in short where the rosebud of health may be seen flowering on the cheek instead of the consumptive pallor and hectic flush of the inmates of other colleges.

Over fifty acres have the students of Notre Dame for recreation grounds, gymnasiums, baseball games, ball alleys, etc., whilst a thousand acres more of that rich vale are set apart to raise fat mutton and beef for the students.

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