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Historical Center to Unveil New Kate Shelley Exhibit

Posted on 16 January 2012 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Historical Society will host an opening of a new, professionally designed and updated exhibit called “Kate Shelley:  Boone County’s Railroad Heroine”.  Charles Irwin, says the new exhibit will feature a series of panels with text and photographs highlighting Kate Shelley’s adventures the night of July 6th 1881.  But Irwin the exhibit will be expanded to include the flooding damage that occurred on Honey Creek through Boone that night.  The new exhibit will be unveiled Saturday afternoon, January 21st from 1:00 until 4:00.  The 21st also marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Kate Shelley.

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