Hon. Ira C. Trowbridge: 1823-1893

Trowbridge was the founder of the city of Waseca. He was originally from New York, but in 1867 he was led to what is now Waseca. He bought the Jacob Myers' farm and sold the lots to entrepreneurs, homesteaders and adventurers. This led to the city being built during the Midwest expansion. James Child said this about Ira Trowbridge, "He was a man of nerve and iron will and allowed no man to thwart his plans without suffering for his temerity sooner or later." Building up Waseca was his life-long vision. Trowbridge also built Waseca's first hotel in 1867.

Pictured is Trowbridge Park, named in honor of Mr. Trowbridge

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