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MISHAWAKA

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 579 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MISHAWAKA, a city of St Joseph county, Indiana, U.S.A., on the St Joseph river of Michigan, about 8o m. E. by S. of Chicago. Pop. (1900), 556o (821 foreign-born); (191o) 11,886. It is served by the Grand Trunk and the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railways, and by inter-urban electric lines. It has an extensive trade in grain and other agricultural products. Two miles up the river is the Hen Island dam, which, with the Mishawaka hydraulic dam nearer the city, is the source of much of the power used by the city's manufactories. St Joseph Iron Works was laid out on the south side of the river, in 1833, and in 1835 was organized as a village and two additions were platted. In 1836 Indiana City was laid out on the north side of the river; and in 1839 St Joseph Iron Works, with its two additions, and Indiana City were incorporated as one town named Mishawaka —the name of an Indian village formerly occupying a part of the present site. Mishawaka was chartered as a city in 1899.
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