First Dam Across the St Joseph River - Power Race
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak
N 41° 39.782 W 086° 10.677
16T E 568438 N 4612690
Quick Description: 2 event marker Race & First Streets, Mishawaka, Indiana
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2022 4:24:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM1669B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Muirwoody
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Long Description:
The original dam, providing power for which Mishawaka was noted, was completed in 1837. It was 577 feet long, 24 feet thick and cost $38, 000.00.

Along this race, providing water power, and along its counterpart across the river, early Mishawaka factories were located. These industries produced flour, lumber, woolen goods, iron, boots, shoes, furniture, coffins, barrel staves, saddles and harness, and wagons, valued at many hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
County: St. Joseph

Year Placed: 1968

Name: First Dam Across the St Joseph River - Power Race

ID#: 71.1968.1

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