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Egg Harbor is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 250 at the 2000 census. The village was incorporated in 1964, and is adjacent to the Town of Egg Harbor.

The village is named after a legendary egg battle that took place in the harbor. A witness was Mrs. Elizabeth Baird, who recorded that fateful day of June 23, 1825, in her journal. It is cited in the Wisconsin Historical Collections.

Elizabeth wrote that the battle began when men among a six-boat trading flotilla began throwing hardtack at each other while approaching land. Shortly after Elizabeth saw eggs flying in the air, some of which struck her in the head. The leader tried to stop the battle, but it was too fun to give up. When they camped, she wrote that a storm was brewing... another egg storm! The egg battle stopped only for lack of ammunition, and the men "laughed until exhausted." The next morning the battlefield was so strewn with egg shells that the spot was formally christened Egg Harbor.

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