Thursday, August 12, 2010

Casey Jones American Folk Hero, Vintage Postcard Jackson Tennessee

Casey Jones is an American hero.  He lived from March 14, 1863 until his untimely death on the Cannonball Express where he was the only casualty of a train collision.  Probably breaking and slowing down the train saved the lives of the passengers. It did not prevent a collision with the freight train.   As a result of his fame is the famous song THE BATTLE OF CASEY JONES.  He is celebrated as a brave engineer, famous in railroad history.  He is buried in Calvery Cemetery in his hometown of Jackson Tennessee.


Christine H. said...

Wow, what a great postcard! So, i guess I should know, but it sounds like he died as a result of his injuries in that crash?

Aimee Dars said...

I like the postcard, too! Nice train!

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