Waukesha, Wisconsin, is a city in the central part of Waukesha County. The city is 18 miles west of Milwaukee and also directly west of New Berlin and Brookfield.
GE Healthcare is the largest employer in Waukesha, with about 2,500 people working for the company. GE Healthcare produces diagnostic imaging agents for MRI use. Other major employers in Waukesha include Cooper Power Systems, HUSCO International, and the Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
The School District of Waukesha operates the public schools in the city. There are four high schools in the system, including the Waukesha South, West, North, and Harvey Phillip East Schools. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod operates a few private schools in the city, including the Trinity and Mount Calvary Lutheran Schools.
The University of Wisconsin at Waukesha operates as a two-year school in the city. Graduates can transfer to a four-year school in the UW system after completing their associate degrees.
Carroll University is also in Waukesha. The private Presbyterian school was formed in 1846 and is the oldest college in Wisconsin.
Waukesha, Wisconsin, was settled by Europeans in 1834. The city’s spring water and mineral spas made the city popular among those looking for cures to many of their physical ailments. Waukesha currently gets its drinking water from Lake Michigan. Waukesha was the site of a college football game in 1906 that introduced the forward pass. A few missiles for Project Nike, an anti-aircraft missile system set up during the Cold War, were situated in Waukesha. The Hercules nuclear warhead was in one of the project’s missile pits for a time.
Waukesha takes its name from the Potawatomi name Wau-tsha. The figure was a leader of the tribe during the European settlement according to early settler Increase Lapham. Wau-tsha is believed to have been a friendly and supportive figure at the time of his leadership.
Waukesha has a population of about 70,000. The city has grown thanks to the construction of various new neighborhoods.
The Ethnos360 evangelical Christian mission organization operates a Bible school in Waukesha. It is one of two such schools in the country operated by the group formerly known as the New Tribes Mission. The school recruits and trains missionaries who operate around West Africa, Southeast Asia, and other parts of the world.
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