Pewaukee is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, located about 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The area that is now Pewaukee was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi people. The city was named after the Potawatomi chief, Pewaukee, whose name means “lake of shells” in the Potawatomi language.
The first Europeans to settle in the area were French fur traders in the late 1700s. The first permanent settlers were German immigrants who arrived in the mid-1800s. Pewaukee was officially incorporated as a city in 1999.
Pewaukee was a popular vacation destination in the early 1900s, thanks to its location on Pewaukee Lake. Many wealthy families from Milwaukee and Chicago built summer homes on the lake, and several hotels and resorts were built to accommodate them. During World War II, Pewaukee was home to a training camp for the Women’s Army Corps. The camp was located on the site of the current WCTC Pewaukee campus.
Today, Pewaukee is a thriving community with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial development. Pewaukee Lake remains a popular destination for boating, fishing, and other water activities. The city also hosts several community events throughout the year, including the Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party and the Pewaukee Farmers Market.
Notable residents of Pewaukee include former NFL player Jared Abbrederis, Olympic speedskater Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr., and musician Andrew McMahon.
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