Eau Claire

Eau Claire
/oh' klair"/
a city in W Wisconsin. 51,509.

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      city, Eau Claire and Chippewa counties, seat (1857) of Eau Claire county, west-central Wisconsin, U.S. It lies at the confluence of the Eau Claire (“Clear Water,” so named by 18th-century French trappers and traders) and Chippewa rivers, 90 miles (150 km) east of St. Paul (Saint Paul), Minnesota.

      It was settled in 1846 and laid out in 1855 and developed a lumber economy and a strong rivalry with the nearby lumbering community of Chippewa Falls. After local forests were exhausted in the early 20th century, Eau Claire turned to manufacturing (notably, until the early 1990s, rubber tires). The modern economy is based on manufacturing (computer equipment, paper products, and electronics), food processing, and health care; it is also the trading centre for the surrounding agricultural (especially dairying) region. Chippewa Falls, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Eau Claire, is a centre of computer manufacturing and beer production. Eau Claire is the seat of Chippewa Valley Technical College (1912) and the University of Wisconsin (Wisconsin, University of)–Eau Claire (1916). Carson Park, a peninsula on Half Moon Lake, contains the Chippewa Valley Museum and the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp (built in the 1930s), which contains a replica of an 1890s logging camp. Lake Wissota State Park is northeast. Inc. 1872. Pop. (1990) city, 56,856; Eau Claire MSA, 137,543; (2000) city, 61,704; Eau Claire MSA, 148,337.

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