South Bend, Indiana
Long occupied by Native Americans, the first colonial settlement in South Bend was home to fur traders who used the city's location to establish a trading post. The town was formally established in 1835 and was home to a couple hundred residents .
In 1852, Henry Studebaker began the Studebaker wagon shop which became the world's largest wagon builder before transitioning into an automobile company in the 20th century.
- John Palmer, South Bend: Crossroads of Commerce, (Arcadia Publishing, 2003)
- Notre Dame at a Glance