According to the Wisconsin Historical Society,
the City of Waukesha is located on the Fox
River in Waukesha County. Waukesha, or
Prairieville as it was known until becoming the
seat of Waukesha County, was settled by Morris
D. Cutler in 1834. At the time, the Potawatomi,
Menomonee, and Ho-Chunk Indians grew corn,
pumpkins, berries, nuts and hunted wild game
in the area until they were removed in 1835.
White settlers soon set up grain, lumber and
flour mills to stimulate growth. In the late 19th
century, Waukesha became famous for its
healing waters. People came from far and wide
to heal and relax in the resort town. After the era of healing waters ended, Waukesha became a major
manufacturer of water, beer, soda, dairy products, iron, and steel. The products would be shipped to
Milwaukee and other port cities on Lake Michigan on Waukesha’s excellent road system.
English, Scottish, Irish and German
immigrants made Waukesha their home.
Notable residents include Wisconsin Governors
William A. Barstow (1813-1865) and
Alexander Randall (1819-1872). Waukesha is
also home to Carroll College, which became
Wisconsin’s first college when the territorial
legislature chartered it in 1846.
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