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SCHRC is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, 2108.
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Wisconsin's 37

The Lives of Those Missing in Action in the Vietnam War


Thursday, November 22, 2018 for Thanksgiving.

The Research Center Turns 35

Donald Louis Gallagher
Chief Petty Officer
United States Navy

February 6, 1968

Sheboygan Falls, resident

One of Wisconsin's 37


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Sheboygan County Historical
​Research Center

518 Water Street
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Dynamite Bill, A Blasters’ Blaster
Every community has its share of characters, people that are larger than life and provide more than their share of fodder for storytelling. Plymouth’s George Gardner, better known as Dynamite Bill, a veritable Paul Bunyan of the blasting profession, was one of those characters.

Born in Door County in 1887, Gardner started his life in demolition as a powder monkey in a stone quarry.  Two years with the Rainbow Division’s demolition squad in World War I honed his skills with dynamite. After the Great War he returned to Plymouth and made a name for himself, leading a life that alternated between celebrity and hermit.   FOR THE ENTIRE STORY,