(Note: North LaSalle History Tidbit has a guest writer this week.) It was a Saturday night in early December 1978 that my wife, Velda came home to inform me of the train derail in Urania. Velda was the manager at that time for the Urania Store or “Fox Paul Mall.” Shirley Harris had told Velda that they were giving away the damaged goods from the wreck but not to tell everyone.
January 18, 2022
The 1978 Urania train derail/robbery