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Patricia S. Algiers

"Pat Algiers Day"

Chemistry in Place, Shorewood, is proud to announce that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele made an Executive Proclamation officially naming May 15, 2017, as “Pat Algiers Day,” honoring Chemistry in Place President Patricia S. Algiers for her hard work and dedication in managing the Village of Shorewood’s Ghost Train project.

The Ghost Train, designed by Marty Peck, is the first of its kind — an interactive placemaking public art project, serving as a statewide attraction located in Shorewood, Wis. Through innovative lighting and sound technology, The Ghost Train crosses the Oak Leaf Trail Bridge twice each evening after dark with bridge illumination and sound.

Visitors travel back in history via The Ghost Train, imagining the round-trip journey of the ‘Twin Cities 400’ operated by the Chicago & North Western Railway from 1935-1963. Touted as the fastest passenger train in the world, the ‘400’ routinely covered the 400 miles between St. Paul, MN and Chicago in just 400 minutes – and that included all station stops in between as it traveled over Shorewood’s Oak Leaf Trail.

Because of its rich train history and the Ghost Train project that reflects it, the Village of Shorewood was just named a “Train Town USA” by Union Pacific Railroad, a distinction that only 100 cities throughout the United States have.


Chemistry in Place
1712 East Capitol Drive

Shorewood, Wisconsin 53211

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