Bullitt County History

1917 Shepherdsville Train Wreck - Papers

Recently Gary Gibson attended an auction where he obtained a collection of papers and correspondence dating to the time of the 1917 train wreck in Shepherdsville. He shared them with David Strange who has made them available to the museum. They have been scanned and are presented at the links shown below. At this time we have made no attempt to transcribe this correspondence.


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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 20 Jan 2016 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/tw1917papers.html