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Waupaca is a city in Waupaca County in the state of Wisconsin. The population was 5,676 at the 2000 census. The city is believed to be named after Sam Waupaca (or Chief Wapuka) of the Potowatomi tribe.
The city is located mostly within the Town of Waupaca, though it is politically independent. A portion extends west into the adjacent Town of Farmington and there is also a noncontiguous area of the city in the Town of Lind to the south. The city is divided into natural areas, city areas, and industrial areas.
The area was settled by Native American mound builders prior to European settlement. The area was at one time home to over 72 mounds.
It was first settled by American settlers in June 1849, on a small waterfall along the Waupaca River. At the time, the area was home to the Menominee and Potowatomi tribes. The name for the settlement came either from the Indian term “waubuck seba,” meaning pale water, or from a Potowatomi man named Sam Wapuka, or Chief Waupaca.
Waupaca was…

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