South Bend, Indiana

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South Bend is a city in St. Joseph County, United States. It is situated on the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River, from which it derives its name.


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 [1].

In 1842, the University of Notre Dame was established just north of the town[2].

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.


Pete's Mayorship

  1. John Palmer, South Bend: Crossroads of Commerce, (Arcadia Publishing, 2003)
  2. Notre Dame at a Glance