KATE SHELLEY


One act of great bravery brought

her fame. Yet this extraordinary woman chose an ordinary life in the Des Moines River Valley near the village of Moingona.

THE BRIDGES OF BOONE COUNTY

Which bridge did Kate cross?

Where's the Kate Shelley Bridge?

Does the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad cross that trestle?

TRAINS & DEPOTS


Experience railroad history in the country Kate Shelley loved. Take a ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley, bike across the High Trestle Trail, or visit the Kate Shelley Museum.

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Learn more about Kate Shelley's life in the Golden Age of Railroading.

Or join Santa as he rides the Scenic Valley Railroad to bring gifts to kids on the Iowa frontier!

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On July 6, 1881, Kate Shelley risked her life to warn a passenger train that a bridge was out. She was 17.

Heroine of the High Bridge

KATE SHELLEY

HEROINE OF THE HIGH BRIDGE

An illustrated biography of Iowa's railroad heroine

by Misty McNally


COMING IN 2015

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Kate Shelley