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Train Wreck: December 20, 1917

Right in front of where the Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville sits, a major train disaster occurred. To commemorate that event, the library has installed a historical marker at the corner of 2nd and Walnut Street.

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Find out more about this event from the Bullitt County History Museum

Charles Hartley's narrative of this disaster, Train Wreck, Shepherdsville, Kentucky: December 20, 1917, may be viewed in the Susan S. Craik Genealogy Room at Ridgway Memorial Library or purchased from the Bullitt County History Museum. There are also newspaper clippings covering this event in the Genealogy Room's Information and Local History Filessee Disasters (Train Derailments).