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Centennial Celebrations in Shorewood

You might know Shorewood for all its great bars and restaurants or the beautiful view at Atwater Park.  But there's a whole history of the village you might not even realize.  In fact, this community between the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan is celebrating its centennial this year. And to mark the occasion, there's a new self-guided tour focusing on life a hundred years ago. It starts in the Village Hall, a few blocks east of Capitol and Oakland Avenues.   

 Another popular feature in Shorewood is the "Ghost Train." This artistic sensory experience at the Oak Leaf Trail Bridge and Capitol Avenue gives the illusion of the "Twin Cities 400."  This Midwestern train went for hundreds of miles during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. And just in time for Shorewood's big anniversary, this overall project is up for a big international design award.  

If you're interested in taking a self-guided tour or want to learn more about the "Ghost Train," just click here.


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