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Ideally situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Sheboygan was once known as the "City of Chairs, Churches, Cheese, and Children" for its abundance of each. Over time, the city's claim to fame has changed. It is now celebrated for bratwurst and hard rolls, great surfing on Lake Michigan, speedy cycling on its city streets, unparalleled sportfishing, and miles of sandy beaches and beautiful dunes in family-friendly parks. A fanciful tale often told to explain the meaning of the name Sheboygan involves an Indian chief who had many sons but no daughters; when his wife presented him with yet another boy, she was rumored to have lamented, "She a boy again." In reality, most authorities agree that Sheboygan is a Chippewa word, but the meaning remains elusive. Some say it refers to a passageway near water, while others say it documents a great river disappearing underground.
ISBN: 9780738594262
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 186
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center is the primary collector of all things Sheboygan when it comes to documents. The most interesting images from its extensive photographic archives have been selected to tell this entertaining story of Sheboygan's past, and information from newspapers and publications of the time has been used to create informative captions.
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