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Waukesha

History Of Waukesha

by Kitty Jellinek
The area that Waukesha now encompasses was first inhabited in 1834. Its first non-American-Indian settler was Morris D. Cutler. By 1846, the area was incorporated as the village of Prairieville. On February 8, 1847, the village changed its name to, “Waukesha,” and in 1896, incorporated as a city. Waukesha’s name Over the years, many believed, incorrectly, that the origin of the name of the city was an Algonquian word meaning “fox” or “little foxes,” though it is actually an Anglicization of the Ojibwe proper name Waagoshag or the Potawatomi name Wau-tsha. Wau-tsha (sometimes written as Wauk-tsha or Wauke-tsha) was the […]