Creating Fiction from History: 10/26/2022


October 26, 2022

Jefferson Valley Museum

Maggie was almost royalty, but she never got the chance. Born Magda Joanna Kowalski, Maggie was the daughter of a distant descendant to the Hapsburgs. Only a lowly lieutenant at the time, her father was unfortunate enough to be stationed aboard a certain mail train traveling between Warsaw and St. Petersburg.

It was this train that was the subject of the infamous Bezdany Raid. Even more unfortunate for our little heroine, who was barely ten at the time, she and her mother had accompanied her father on the fateful trip. As several bombs were employed, both bringing the train to a screechin...

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