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1900 ft. long Spurlington Train Tunnel haunted by ghost?

It's been some 7 years since Larry Smith, South Central Kentucky historian, wrote this account of the Spurlington Tunnel. Renewed interest inspired this re-post of a fascinating South Central Kentucky legendary landmark.
Spurlington Named: "Spurlington was named by the first post master, John Kipsey Spurling," -Mark Phillips, December 24, 2009
Rail line through train tunnel at one time saw four trains a day carrying freight and passengers to Campbellsville and Greensburg. Local legend says slain woman's ghost put a curse on tunnel and any who pass through. (Author, "Indiana" Smith, has explored the tunnel without apparent ill effects.) Some still think Jesse James' Gang's plunder is buried in area

By Larry Smith, WHVE FM 92.7, the Wave
With thanks to Nell Wise for information of historical note

Since I posted the photo of the old Spurlington Train Tunnel on Columbia Magazine I've received numerous comments of facsination as to the historical status of the Tunnel and of the Spurlington community..Here's what I have come up with:

Read more by clicking to original Larry Smith story: 1900 ft. long Spurlington Train Tunnel haunted by ghost?



This story was posted on 2014-06-15 04:40:52
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Larry Smith Picture from the Past: Spurlington Trestle



2014-06-15 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo from Collection of Larry Smith. This Favorite Old Photo was first posted on CM 2007-05-26 - with the following caption: "Spurlington, north Taylor County, KY - Photo From the Larry Smith collection. This aerial photo was taken on an early fall day, many years ago. It shows the impressive Spurlington Trestle near the Spurlington tunnel, the focus of the accompanying article by Larry Smith, Operations Manager of Shorelines Communications, whose radio voices are FM 92.7 The WAVE, and 99.9 FM The Big Dawg.
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