Sheboygan is located in the eastern part of the state of Wisconsin and a city and east of Sheboygan County and sits along Lake Michigan at Sheboygan River's mouth in the northern part of Milwaukee. The area where the present-day Sheboygan stands were established as a fur-trading post by William Farnsworth in 1818, who came from Green Bay and developed the city as a lumbering village in 1835. The name of the town, Sheboygan, was derived from the Ojibwa name, whose meaning is uncertain but was said to probably mean "passage between lakes." When the Germans settled in the area, they left significant importance to the city's economic and cultural development. Sheboygan was an active shipping port in the Great Lakes. However, the city's economy was diversified and is now an industrial center.
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