From its earliest settlers in 1835 to independence from Milwaukee in 1900, the Village of Shorewood has
heralded itself as “tall in stature and big in heart.” Nestled between the Milwaukee River on the west and Lake Michigan on the east, Shorewood has flourished in the short century it has graced Wisconsin shores. Beginning as a rich hunting ground for Native Americans, the Village has nurtured its small town life in America throughout the years to produce a thriving, prosperous community. In this new addition to the Images of America series, the Shorewood Historical Society has authored this book as a photographic tribute to past Shorewood villagers. In celebrating Shorewood’s century, the authors invite you to revisit the Trojan Horse innocence of the “Dummy Line” tracks, the amusement parks and resorts reminiscent of Coney Island, and the trams on the bluff at Atwater Beach. Through the use of over 200 images, many of them never before published, the Society spins the tale of early day Shorewood. We see before our eyes the tiny farms and fledgling industries of the past swiftly evolving into a community of progress.

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