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Local History

AreaEarlyHistory
Our area of the state just prior to the arrival of the Europeans.
Alexis-Coquillard
Fur trappers and traders who settled in St. Joseph County.
potawatomi_1
The forceable removal of Native Americans from northern Indiana.
earlysouthbend
The start of an industrial Midwest city.
stjoecountyfacts
The quick facts about our county.
firstsinsouthbend
Many of the historic 'firsts' that took place in South Bend.
CityDirectories
The old city directories tell the story of South Bend.
Mayor_PButtigieg_FORLOCALHISTORY
A list of South Bend Mayors since 1865.
sbfiredept
The history of our community's brave fire department.
sbpolice
The history of our community's heroic police department.
slide28_Allen-family-reunion
The history of African Americans in Michiana.
mishawaka
The founding and history of South Bend's neighbor city, Mishawaka.
Osceola
The founding and history of another South Bend neighboring city.
lost-landmark-mainpage
Buildings that use to stand in South Bend, but are no longer standing.
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