First Dam Across The St. Joseph River / Power Race

First Dam Across The St. Joseph River / Power Race (HM111H)

Location: Mishawaka, IN 46544 St Joseph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 39.752', W 86° 10.676'

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First Dam Across The St. Joseph River
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.

Power Race
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.

HM NumberHM111H
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number71.1968.1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 568440 N 4612635
Decimal Degrees41.66253333, -86.17793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 39.752', W 86° 10.676'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 39' 45.12" N, 86° 10' 40.56" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 N Race St, Mishawaka IN 46544, US
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