All Stories

REO/Wishbone Ash Concert

First "Rock and Roll" concert that I ever attended was REO and Wishbone Ash.  What a crazy evening.  I recall things getting a bit crazy.  If I recall correctly, that was the last concert of that type that was allowed.  I had loads of fun.

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Jesse Jackson 4/2/1988

On April 2, 1988 Jesse Jackson stopped in Sheboygan at the Armory for a political rally.   My Mom and I stopped at the rally.   Jesse Jackson walked through the crowd and shook my hand.   He had such a firm shake that he broke my right pinky finger.  That was my...

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My Memories of the Sheboygan Armory

My Memories of the Sheboygan Armory Sue Stolzmann Hoffmann (born 1941 at Sheboygan, Memorial Hospital) August 2020 That giant building down by the lake. So tall to my young eyes. So gray. A venue for grand occasions. My first memory of the Armory, as a Jefferson...

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1984 RATT OUT OF THE CELLAR TOUR

A group of  friends and myself were at the 1984 RATT - Out Of The Cellar tour on 13 OCT 1984.  We all had had a great time-Also seen THE Harlem Globetrotters there. Will miss the Sheboygan Armory.

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The Armory

My family moved here in 91' just when I was toddler at 2months. We came from a refugee camp back in Thailand. My parents didn't know how or to read a single english word. I recall only seeing other hmong kids like me at school and family gatherings only when we were...

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Traitor

When I was a senior at North High I had a lot of friends who were seniors at South High. During the rival high-school basketball game at the Armory, I sat with my North High friends until halftime. Then I pretended I was running to the bathroom when instead I went...

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Andre the Giant

Back in the late 1980’s or so I was a young city police officer and assigned to work as security for a wrestling event at the Armory. As I approached a doorway behind the scenes, I was met by Andre the Giant coming through from the opposite direction. He was so tall...

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Shaking hands with a giant

I remember when I was young there used to be All-Star wrestling matches at the armory. One particular match featured a tag-team duo of the Crusher and Andre the Giant. After the match my friend and I ran to the exit where the wrestlers dressing room was in hopes of...

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The Circus comes to the Sheboygan Armory

The Circus comes to the Sheboygan Armory

While my daughter Laura and I were visiting her Grandma Tina in Sheboygan we were able to see the circus at the Sheboygan Armory. We arrived early and were surprised to see an elephant on the sidewalk. As we posed for a photo with the elephant he decided to give us...

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A presidential visit…

A presidential visit…

We had been cooped up at home for more than a week. At first we were feverish and fatigued, then insatiably itchy and now, we were restless and antsy. The chickenpox had made an unwelcome visit to our house and my six-year-old sister and my eight-year old self had had...

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