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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Sheboygan

SHEBOYGAN, a city and county-seat of Sheboygan co., Wis.; on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Sheboygan river, and on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad; 52 miles N. of Milwaukee. Here are a United States Government building, an Asylum for the Chronic Insane, Home for the Friendless, St. Nicholas Hospital, State Fish Hatchery, public library, waterworks, street railroad and electric light plants, and several daily and weekly newspapers. It is the shipping point for an extensive dairying and agricultural region. Sheboygan is chiefly noted for its manufacture of chairs. Besides this industry it has stamped steel and cast-iron works, and manufactories of furniture, soap, boilers, bicycles, leather, pianos, beehives, boots and shoes, carriages and wagons, and bricks and tiles. Pop. (1910) 26,398; (1920) 30,955.