Mishawaka, Indiana

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Mishawaka is a city in the state of Indiana, in the United States. It is built on the banks of the St.Joseph River. First settled in the 1830's, in 2020 there were 51,063 people living in the city.[1] The city is named after a Native American girl, Princess Mishawaka, the daughter of a Shawnee chief, Elkhart.[2]

History[change | change source]

The first European settlers came to the area after bog iron was found there in the 1830's. Being near the river, it was a good site for industry which could use river transport. The town was first called St.Joseph Iron Works, after the works which started there in 1833.[3] Shortly after, three other small towns were joined together as the city of Mishawaka.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Mishawaka city, Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 15, 2024.
  2. "A History of Excellence". City of Mishawaka. 2002. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "History of the Mishawaka ironworks industrial area". Ironworks of Mishawaka. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-03-19.