Datebook: July 9 - Nashville's Great Train Wreck of 1918

Jul 9, 2013


On this morning 95 years ago, the worst train disaster in American history occurred when two passenger trains on the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway collided on "Dutchman's Curve," costing 101 lives and injuring 171. Human error was a factor, also lack of infrastructure and wooden construction. 

It’s Tuesday, July 9

Hearts of Saints gives a concert Thursday night at 7:30 at the Paducah riverfront. The Christian pop/rock group, comprised of Craig Felker, Jason Killebrew, Jesse Grisham, and Joel Purdy, plays on Wilson Stage. For more information on the summer concert series, visit

Court Appointed Special Advocates seeks volunteer advocates from the Murray-Calloway County area. Volunteers with the non-profit organization advocate for the timely and safe placement of abused and neglected children. Training is provided. To find out more about the application process, call CASA at (270) 761-0164.

An exhibit titled “From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts” opens Friday at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah and remains on display through October 8. While the nation was being torn apart, quilts were still being made. Find more information about the exhibit at

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