Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac fŏn´ də lăk˝, –jə– [key], city (1990 pop. 37,757), seat of Fond du Lac co., E central Wis., in a resort region at the south end of Lake Winnebago inc. 1852. The city's economy is based on dairy farming and the manufacture of machine tools, leather goods, engines, and auto parts. A French fur-trading post in the late 18th cent., it later grew into a lumbering town. After the arrival of the railroad, it became an industrial city. Marian College of Fond du Lac and a branch of the Univ. of Wisconsin are there.

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