Train Quiz No. 4
Editor’s Note: In the weeks approaching the 100th anniversary celebration of The Station at Shepherdstown, The Chronicle will present a train quiz, one question per week until the big day, Oct. 16. Read the quiz and learn more about our beloved train station, the site of many a wedding, concert and party.
Train Quiz Question No.4
Question: The train station that exists today is not the first station that was built in Shepherdstown. When was the original station built?
Answer: The original station (or depot) was built sometime between 1880 and 1884. In fact, inNovember 1884,the station was robbed – its safeblown open by professional thieves – and $60 dollars was stolen
For more information about the Station at Shepherdstown, go to the Station’s website, newly redesigned to mark the 100th anniversary, www.stationatshepherdstown.org. And don’t miss the family-friendly celebration of the Station’s 100th year, Oct. 16, from noon to 6 p.m. See you at the Station … all aboard!