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Parks - Sheboygan

Answer:
Cole Park (1908)
Deland Park (1927-1936)
End Park (1904)
Evergreen Park (1918-1940)
Fountain Park (1836)
General King Park (1934)
Kiwanis Park (1924)
Moose Park (1930)
Northeast Park (1922)
Roosevelt Park (1930)
Sheridan Park (1836)
Shooting Park (1912)
Southwest Park (1946)
Vollrath Park (1917)
Source: Sheboygan Centennial Celebration, 1853-1953, p. 59.

Plaza 8 - Information and Facts

Answer: Grand Opening - July 8-10, 1976
250 trees, 350 flowering bushes, and 5,000 flowers were planted
Funding: Federal grant - $5.9 million
City - $1.9 million
Cost of construction - $1.55 million
Source: Sheboygan Department of Development

Population - City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan County

Year

1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000

City of Sheboygan

NA
NA
4,262
5.310
7,314
16,359
22,962
26,398
30,955
39,251
40,638
42,365
45,747
48,484
48,085
49,587
50,792

Sheboygan County

133
8,379
26,875
31,749
34,206
42,489
50,345
54,888
59,913
71,235
76,221
80,631
86,484
96,660
100,935
103,877
112,646

Potteries - Sheboygan

Theodore Gunther (Eastern Stoneware Factory) c. 1862-87 stoneware
Mies Diedrich & Co. c.1887-90 stoneware
Issac Brazelton c. 1855
Source: "The pottery and porcelain collector's handbook" by Ketchum. 738 K49
Note: This list may not be complete.

Prange Company, H. C.

"Collapse of building and closing of store." Sheboygan Press, May 6, 1983, p. 17.
(Fire) "Sight to behold by thousands." Sheboygan Press, October 17, 1983, p. 1
"City man missing: bike found at fire sight." (Barden) Sheboygan Press, October 19, 1983, p. 1
"Thousands greet new Prange store." Sheboygan Press, April 18, 1984, p. 1.
Source: The Sheboygan Press

Proctoring of Examinations in Sheboygan

One may contact UW-Sheboygan Student Services Department at 459-6633. 

Source:
UW-Sheboygan

Rancho de las Floras

Question: I've heard several macabre and unbelievable stories about crimes committed in a house called Rancho de las Floras located on Greendale Road in Sheboygan. Specifically, it's been said that several murders were committed in that house. Is there any truth to these rumors?
Answer: A fantastic string of urban legends is associated with the house located at 1115 Greendale Road, none of which are true. The reference staff at the library contacted officers at the Sheboygan Police Department, who stated that no murder was ever committed at that house.
Note: To read all of the urban legends connected with Rancho De las Flores, refer to the April 2004 and June 2004 issues of The Wind, the Sheboygan North High School student newspaper, available at Mead Library.
Source: The Sheboygan Police Department, September 7, 1999.

Servicemen Killed in World War II - Sheboygan County

Answer: 218
Source: The Sheboygan Press, June 28, 1946, p. 6

She Rode a Yellow Stallion

Answer: A fiction book held in Mead Public Library's collection.
Note: There's an article in The Sheboygan Press, January 31, 1951, about the book and its author.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Sheboygan - Bedrock

Answer: Bedrock in the Sheboygan area is 92 feet below the surface.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Sheboygan - Bridges

Answer: Penn Avenue Bridge was built in 1909 and was 412 feet long.
8th Street Bridge, January 6, 1922 - construction authorized at a cost of $210,000
April 21, 1922 - bridge closed to traffic
January 28, 1923 - bridge opened (27 days late)
Built by Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company of North Milwaukee
Source: The Sheboygan Press, January 6, 1922 & Mead Public Library Information File

Sheboygan - Elevation above Sea Level

Answer: Sheboygan River - 581 feet
City Hall - 629.9 feet
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Sheboygan - Incorporation as a City

Answer: March 19, 1853
Source: Office of the Mayor of Sheboygan

Sheboygan - Latitude and Longitude

Answer: Latitude - 43 degrees 45 minutes and 03 seconds N
Longitude - 87 degrees 42 minutes and 52 seconds W
Source: Omni Gazeteer of the United States of America. Volume 6, p. 737.

Sheboygan Marsh - History

Answer: Geographical and Historical Atlas of Sheboygan County, p. 20. c1941.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Sheboygan Pioneer Newspaper

Answer: It was a monthly supplement to the Sheboygan Press. It featured articles on local history. See the microfilm for the following dates: September 18, 1923, November 17, 1923, December 17, 1923, January 16, 1924, February 16, 1924, March 18, 1924, April 22, 1924, May 20, 1924, September 20, 1924, October 21, 1924, November 22, 1924, December 20, 1924, January 23, 1925, February 23, 1925, September 19, 1925, October 24, 1925, November 21, 1925, December 23, 1925 & March 20, 1926.

Sheboygan River - Length

Answer: 80.4 miles
Source: DNR Water Resources manager in Milwaukee. From a telephone conversation on September 17, 1997.

Shebogyan Song

Answer: Chairs, cheese and children are all manufactured in Sheboygan.
It's a cute, little city where the girls are pretty, the boys you'll find are the regular kind.
(REPEAT FIRST TWO LINES OF CHORUS TO FINISH OR USE THE FOLLOWING TWO LINES TO FINISH SONG)
She was an Indian maid you see, he was an Indian man;
The stork brought a boy, she prayed for a girl and he cried in surprise "SHE-BOY-GAN!"
Note: Copyright 1918 by Moe Goldberg. Published by Goldberg-Dailey, 4342 Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Sheboygan Song - (as sung on the Don McNeill show, summer 1964)

Answer: 1st verse -
I've been around this world a bit
Many towns with me have made a hit
And my mem'ry oft reminds me of the time I spent in every place
But there's one spot that I love the best
Soon I'll settle down with all the rest
In a town where all are happy with a smile on every face: (to chorus)
2nd verse -
Now I don't take credit from the rest
When I say I love this town the best
For you all have fav'rite cities, where with all your friends you long to be
But the reason that I like this town
Is they're always booming things around
Ev' ryone there that you will see shows of prosperity: (to chorus)
Chorus
S-H-E makes a pretty little she,
B-O-Y makes a boy
G-A-N do it over again,
And that spells She-boy-gan
Chairs, cheese and children are all manufactured in Sheboygan.
It's a cute, little city where the girls are pretty,
The boys you'll find are the regular kind.
(REPEAT FIRST TWO LINES OF CHORUS TO FINISH, OR USE THE FOLLOWING TWO LINES TO FINISH SONG)
She was an Indian maid you see, he was an Indian man;
The stork brought a boy, she prayed for a girl and he cried in surprise "SHE-BOY-GAN!"
Note: Copyrighted 1918 by Moe Goldberg. Published by Goldberg-Dailey, 4342 Prairie Ave., Chicago, Illinois.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

"Sheboyganese" Expressions

Answer: In so?, Fry out, Sliding board, Soda, Hairs, Cooler, Bakery, Hot tamale, These ones, Bubbler, Outen the light, Go by _, Down by _, Youse, Come here once, Stop and go lights, Slippery Slide, Brat cooker (Weber grill), & Make out the light

Sheboyganites, Famous Former Residents

Answer: Wesley Lau, June 18, 1921 - August 30, 1984. He played Lt. Anderson in the Perry Mason television series.
Source: The Sheboygan Press, September 1, 1984

Sister Cities of Sheboygan

Answer: Esslingen, Germany
Tsubame, Japan (September 1995)
Shuya, Russia (1984)
Rivas, Nicaragua (prior to revolution)
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

South High - Sheboygan

South High - Sheboygan

Question:
When did Sheboygan South High School open?

Answer:
The newly named high school and new facility opened its doors in the fall of the 1960/61 school year. It took the place of Central High School, which graduated its last class in June of 1960.

Source:
The Sheboygan Press, September 21, 1960, p. 40.

Stone, Frank - 1st Librarian of Sheboygan Public Library

Answer: 1 - Entry of August 30, 1921, The Sheboygan Press in the Mead Public Library Scrapbook - January 1913 - October 1926. 2 - Entry of March 18, 1948, The Sheboygan Press in the Mead Public Library Scrapbook - September 1947 - December 1951. 3 - Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, p. 642.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Streetcar Accident - Sheboygan

Answer: On February 9, 1911 the Eighth Street bridge was open and a streetcar plunged into the Sheboygan River.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Streetcars - Sheboygan - Last Operating

Answer:
The last one was run in the city on November 9, 1935.
Source: The Sheboygan Press, June 7, 1941 and June 11, 1941, p. 16.

Tenant Resource Center

Answer:
Toll-free number - 1-877-238-7368 or 1-877-238-RENT
Note: The Tenant Resource Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing information and advice on landlord/tenant problems and other housing issues. The TRC offers counseling, education, self-help improvement and outreach services to Wisconsin residents.
Source: Mead Public Library Information File

Tornadoes - Sheboygan County

Answer:
April 21, 1974 Howards Grove, and towns of Mitchell & Lyndon
July 30, 1973 Sheboygan
August 8, 1966 Lakeland College-Franklin area
Sept. 22, 1961 1 mile SE of Greenbush
Sept. 26, 1951 Just north of Random Lake
Sept. 17, 1950 Town of Mosel
August 19, 1921 Plymouth & Sheboygan
August 20, 1900 South side of Sheboygan along Kentucky & Indiana Avenues
July 4, 1873 Throughout Sheboygan County
Source: The Sheboygan Press, March 28, 1993, p. A2.

Twilight Concert Series schedule

Answer: Twilight Concert Series in Fountain Park schedule online