Vandals hit railroad museum again

Friday, November 16, 2001

Daily American Republic

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Within the past six months, the Poplar Bluff Railroad Museum has been vandalized four times.

"It's just vandalism," said Joe Falvey, museum volunteer. "It's just a shame."

Falvey said that sometime Tuesday night someone threw the flower pots that were in front of the museum through the telegraph office windows and the front door window. The wood on the door was also damaged.

Falvey wouldn't comment on whether there were suspects, but did say that the police made out a report. There was about $200 in damage.

Falvey and volunteers had cleaned up the front yard Tuesday evening, but when he came back Wednesday morning he found a new mess inside. There was dirt everywhere inside the museum.

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