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By William J. Toman, September 5, 2011
Bustling Shipyards Marker
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — Bustling Shipyards
When the first settlers arrived in the Sheboygan area early in the 1830s, they were awed by the seemingly endless verdant pine forests and stands of hardwood that covered the county. With lake transportation the very lifeblood of the early . . . — Map (db m47481) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — Fiery Passage
On November 21, 1847 the propeller steamer Phoenix burned, with the loss of 190 to 250 lives, seven miles north of the Sheboygan Harbor. At the time of her loss the Phoenix carried close to 300 passengers and crewmen. Most of the . . . — Map (db m41888) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — Heroic Seamen
The history of the Lifesaving Service dates back to 1789, when Congress authorized the formation of a Revenue Cutter Service and a Lighthouse Service. During its early years the Revenue Cutter Service (which was not primarily a lifesaving unit) was . . . — Map (db m47545) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — North Point /Sheboygan Point
The exposed shelf of rock at North Point is a rarely occurring geologic formation along the Lake Michigan shoreline. In this location, also known as Sheboygan Point or the Sheboygan Reef, the uppermost layer of bedrock protrudes through the . . . — Map (db m32683) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — 516 — Revolutionary War Veteran
Fourteen-year-old David Waldo joined the Revolution in 1779. Waldo was born on September 21, 1764, in Dover, New York. He served under Colonel Sherwood at Fort Edward (north of Albany, New York) for three months and completed his first tour . . . — Map (db m32403) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — Schooner GallinipperHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Type: Wooden schooner, two-masted Built: 1833, Augustus Jones, Black River, Ohio Sank: July 5, 1851 Length: 95’ Beam: 21’ Cargo: Furs, provisions, passengers, grain, lumber Depth of Wreckage: 210’ About 17 miles northeast of here . . . — Map (db m77279) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — 243 — Seils–Sterling Circus
Near this site the Lindemann Brothers Circus gave its first performance in 1918. Well established by 1925, the Lindemanns adopted the name Seils-Sterling and their circus became one of the country's greatest motorized shows. In 1937 its 29-week . . . — Map (db m32199) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — 163 — Sheboygan Indian Mound Park
Within these fifteen acres of ancient woodland and winding stream lie 18 rare Indian burial mounds, dated about 500-750 A.D. Their prehistoric builders, ancestors of the Wisconsin Woodland Indians, are called the Effigy Mound People because . . . — Map (db m32363) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — 428 — The Phoenix Tragedy1847
On November 21, 1847, one of the most tragic shipwrecks in Great Lakes' history occurred five miles off Lake Michigan's shore within sight of this location. The steamship Phoenix carrying over 225 passengers, including 175 Dutch . . . — Map (db m32231) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — The Home Fleet
In the year 1880, when the City of Sheboygan was a struggling village of 2,000 and the country was recovering from the Civil War, people of great vision were establishing businesses that would impact the region for generations. One of those people . . . — Map (db m41907) HM
Wisconsin (Sheboygan County), Sheboygan — 523 — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230
The Wolf-Olson VFW Post took its name to commemorate two Sheboygan veterans, Lt. August Wolf (WWI) and Lt. Herman Olson (Spanish-American War). Upon its creation on August 2, 1924, membership was comprised of veterans . . . — Map (db m32055) HM

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