History on the Move – H.C. Prange Department Store, A Sheboygan Tradition
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Mention the name Prange’s and no matter your age from 40 to 90 you probably have personal memories of the legendary Sheboygan department store. Whether those memories are of the annual animated Christmas window displays and caramel corn, the use of due bills, charge-a-plates, layaways, will-call, the x-ray machine in the shoe department or the escalators, they are shared by many and are part of the cherished collective history of the H.C. Prange Company.
We have chosen to document some of the happenings of the company from its beginning in 1887 to the old store’s demise in 1983.