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This Irish Immigrant Prevented a Train Wreck

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In 1881, 17-year-old Kate Shelley braved a stormy Iowa night to warn an incoming train about a bridge that had given away.

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    Jul 09

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Soar beyond Iowa's rows of crops, towering silos, and old farmhouses and discover a state where promise and opportunity stretch as far as its endless skies. This aerial tour celebrates such landmarks as the covered bridges of Madison County and John Wayne's birthplace. We also explore the state's rich history and iconic figures, from Napoleon and Jefferson to Lewis and Clark, as we track the 29th State's remarkable journey from near wilderness to statehood.

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