Located in the southwestern part of the state of Wisconsin and a city and seat of Racine County, the city sits at the mouth of the Root River which lies along Lake Michigan. The early inhabitants of the area were the Miami and Potawatomi Indians. When it was founded in 1834, it adopted the city’s present name which was taken from the French word that means “root”. With the development and improvement of the harbor and the arrival of the railroad, the economic growth then started and was then developed as a shipping and industrial center. The city’s economic activities were mostly based on manufacturing which includes chemical home and personal-care products, metal castings, farm machinery, transmissions, among others. Racine became the headquarters of SC Johnson administration and its research complex.
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