Friday, March 26, 2010

Unknown Birthday: Kate Shelley

Kate Shelley, teenage heroine
19th century

Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend by Robert D. San Souci (Dial, 1995)

A storm. A broken bridge. A train. Fifteen-year old Kate Shelley to the rescue. High drama in Iowa, July 6, 1881.

American recounts Kate Shelley's heroic actions.

The Kate Shelley Railroad Museum in Miongona, Iowa is open for visitors. Stop by soon.