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Author Misty McNally has been working on the biography for Kate Shelley for more than two years, and has traveled to Ireland in search of more details about Ms. Shelley. McNally has found birth and baptism records that show Kate Shelley was born in Dunkerrin, Kings County, Ireland, around Dec. 13th, 1863. Dunkerrin is proud of Kate Shelley too and will be recognizing her with a ceremony on the 14th of this month, complete with the raising of the Irish and American Flags. Many dignitaries are expected to attend.
In Iowa, Gov. Branstad will issue a special proclamation and have the Iowa flag flown over the Capitol on the 13th sent to Ireland as a memento for that community.
McNally has written several books for children, including Santa's Scenic Valley Ride for the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. She will be at the railroad this weekend with a birthday card for Kate Shelley. The biography of Kate Shelley is expected to be completed and published sometime in 2014.
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