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Muncie

(mŭn`sē), city (1990 pop. 71,035), seat of Delaware co., E Ind., on the White River; inc. 1854. It is a trade, processing, and manufacturing center. The city is in a fertile agricultural area with dairying and soybean, fruit, corn, oat, and vegetable crops. Machinery, electronic equipment, plastics, glass, motor vehicle equipment, and metal goods are among the many manufactures. The town was first established by the DelawareDelaware
, English name given several closely related Native American groups of the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the 17th cent., they lived in what is now New Jersey, Delaware, E Pennsylvania, and SE New York.
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 and named for one of their tribes. In 1818 the land passed by treaty to the U.S. government. Industrialization came after the discovery (1886) of natural gas in the county. Muncie is the seat of Ball State Univ. It is the city pictured in the classic sociological community studies by Robert and Helen Lynd, Middletown (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937).

Muncie

 

a city in the northern USA, in Indiana. Located on the White River. Population, 69,000 (1970; approximately 129,000 including the suburbs). Muncie is a commercial and transportation center; in 1970 there were 20,000 people employed in industry. Large glass factories, various types of metalworking enterprises, and manufacturers of motor vehicle parts, electrical equipment, and canned goods are there.

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MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: James Helton, NCTM, Ball State University, School of Music, Muncie, IN 47306; Home: (765) 215-5028, Work: (765) 285-5517, Fax: (765) 285-5401; jhelton@bsu.
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