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South Bend is in Northern Indiana. The city's name is drawn from a bend in the St. Joseph River. South Bend is the home of the University of Notre Dame, but is also the former home of many large companies such as Studebaker, Oliver Chilled Plow, and Singer.

Currently, the area is home to Crowe-Chizek, AM General (which makes Hummer H1 and 2s), Bosch, Honeywell, and Woodwind & Brasswind. The city hopes to grow with the undertaking of a new nano-technology campus near the city, which has already brought new contracts for factories and businesses around the city.

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  1. South Bend’s East Race Waterway was the first artificial whitewater course built in North America and opened in 1984.
  2. The South Bend Chocolate Company produces more than 3,000 pounds of chocolate daily at its South Bend factory.
  3. St. Paul’s Memorial United Methodist Church in South Bend houses the largest pipe organ in the state, as well as an ancient baptismal font made from ruins found in Rome.
  4. The University of Notre Dame in South Bend has the oldest continuously existing college band in the nation
  5. The University of Notre Dame’s Main Building has 1,250 thin strips of 8 oz. 23-karat gold, 3 microns thick.

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