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South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, USA

"South Bend, a city of Indiana, the county-seat of St. Joseph co., is on the St. Joseph River, and on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, Chicago & Grand Trunk, Michigan Central, and Vandalia Railroads, 15 miles W. of Elkhart, 86 miles E. by S. of Chicago, 10 miles S. of Niles, Mich., and 27 miles E. by N. of La Porte. It contains a court-house, a savings-bank, 16 churches, the St. Joseph Academy, 3 national banks, a high school, and printing-offices which issue 2 daily and 3 weekly news papers. It has extensive manufactures of carriages, furniture, farming implements, wood-work for sewing-machines (employing 1200 men), flour, paper, woollen-goods, bricks, ploughs, reapers, and chairs. The University of Notre Dame (Catholic) is 13 miles from the city. Pop. in 1860, 3832; in 1870, 7206; in 1880, 13,280; in 1890, 21,819; in 1894, 26,000."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 1854 - South Bend
    South Bend, a flourishing post-town of Portage township and capital of St. Joseph county, Indiana, is finely situated on St. Joseph's river, and on...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - ODDFELLOWS' TEMPLE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    South Bend, Ind., Jan. 10. - Fire Wednesday night destroyed the Oddfellows temple and contents, causing a loss of $35,000. Other losses were as...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - Fatal Hotel Fire.
    South Bend, Ind., June 20.-Fire in the Morrison Hotel early this morning resulted in the death of L.C. Smart, a telephone lineman, and the serious...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    South Bend, a city, the county-seat of St. Joseph co., Ind., is on the St. Joseph River and on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and other...Read MORE...


  • South Bend, Indiana, USA
    Colfax Avenue Bridge
  • South Bend, Indiana, USA
    Michigan Street
  • News 1914 - SOUTH BEND BUILDING COLLAPSES; FOUR DIE. STRUCTURE FALLS WHILE STREETS ARE CROWDED, NARROWLY MISSING KILLING PERSONS ON STREET.
    South Bend, Ind., Jan. 5 - Three men and one woman were killed when a recently remodeled three story building, the lower floor of which was vacant,...Read MORE...


  • South Bend, Indiana, USA
    Y. M. C. A. Main Building and Boys' Dormitory
  • 1952 - December 21 - WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • 1963 - Studebaker Automobile Corporation ceased auto production at South Bend plant

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  • 1854 - South Bend
    South Bend, a flourishing post-town of Portage township and capital of St. Joseph county, Indiana, is finely situated on St. Joseph's river, and on... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - ODDFELLOWS' TEMPLE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    South Bend, Ind., Jan. 10. - Fire Wednesday night destroyed the Oddfellows temple and contents, causing a loss of $35,000. Other losses were as... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - Fatal Hotel Fire.
    South Bend, Ind., June 20.-Fire in the Morrison Hotel early this morning resulted in the death of L.C. Smart, a telephone lineman, and the serious... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    South Bend, a city, the county-seat of St. Joseph co., Ind., is on the St. Joseph River and on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and other... Read MORE...

  • News  1914 - SOUTH BEND BUILDING COLLAPSES; FOUR DIE. STRUCTURE FALLS WHILE STREETS ARE CROWDED, NARROWLY MISSING KILLING PERSONS ON STREET.
    South Bend, Ind., Jan. 5 - Three men and one woman were killed when a recently remodeled three story building, the lower floor of which was vacant,... Read MORE...

  • 1952 - December 21 - WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • 1963 - Studebaker Automobile Corporation ceased auto production at South Bend plant

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm

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