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ID: 7014320
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of South Bend (inhabited place)  South Bend (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 086 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -86.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on St. Joseph River; famed as site for negotiations between French explorer La Salle and confederation of Miami and Illinois tribes in 1681; fur trading post was established in 1820; city grew with 19th-cen. industries.

Names:
South Bend (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for the great bend in the river in 1830
Michiana (H,V)
Big St. Joseph (H,V)
The Bend (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Indiana (state)  ............  Indiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Joseph (county)  ................  Saint Joseph (county) (P)
Hierarchy of South Bend (inhabited place)  ....................  South Bend (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  visited by Europeans in 17th cen., settled in 1820
city (C)  ............  since 1865
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  was site of pioneering industries, including Studebaker automobiles in 1852 & Singer sewing machines in 1868
university center (C)
trade center (H)
fur station (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Big St. Joseph..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 39
Michiana..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 39
South Bend..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:39
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18015958
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
The Bend..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18015958
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 39; 11:39
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18015958
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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