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Boone and Scenic Valley RailroadThe Boone area offers a wealth of attractions. Founded by Captain Nathan Boone, youngest son of frontiersman Daniel Boone, it is the birthplace of Mamie Doud Eisenhower, as well as the site of the well-known story of Kate Shelley; it is also the home of the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. We're proud to be part of this historic town! Follow these links to learn more about the area: (note: links will open in a new window)

Many Web pages are devoted to the heroic story of Kate Shelley, the young girl who saved a train. Her story is told at a Chicago and North Western Railroad site. The Kate Shelley museum in Moingona is right outside Boone.

The Political Graveyard will tell you many interesting facts about Boone County, as well as the surrounding counties: Hamilton, Story, Polk, Dallas, Greene, and Webster

The Boone Campus of DMACC draws students from several surrounding communities, many of which have a presence on the Internet: