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Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 7, 2015
1. Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes Marker
Inscription. Ellis Truett and the Late J. Harry Smith had these concrete busts made about 1954-55. Memphis Concrete Products produced them from molds made by the Memphis Academy of Arts. They weigh 550 lbs. for the male and 500 for the female.

Named Chief Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes, though legends named the Chiefs stolen intended "Starlight."

Original cost $2100. Originally erected at entrance to Magnolia Beach on the washout at Reelfoot Lake in N.W. Tenn. Moved to this site in 1994. On loan by Ellis Truett.
 
Location. 35° 39.615′ N, 88° 51.314′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on Casey Jones Lane. Touch for map. Located in Casey Jones Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Casey Jones LN, Beersheba Springs TN 37305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Log Cabin was from Henderson County (here, next to this marker); Home of Casey Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Carl Lee Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory Of Merry Boy (approx.

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By Sandra Hughes, July 7, 2015
2. Reelfoot
1 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2 miles away); Campbell's Levee Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lambuth College (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
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Laughing Eyes image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 7, 2015
3. Laughing Eyes
Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 7, 2015
4. Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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