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Casey Jones

 
 
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By Thomas S Parker
1. Casey Jones Marker
Inscription. From a station located on this site the night of Apr. 29. 1900, John Luther Jones, replacing the regularly detailed engineer, took out engine 382, pulling the Illinois Central “Cannonball.” Driving into a blocked switch at Vaughn, Miss., early the following morning, he stayed with his engine to save his passengers. He was the only man to die in the wreck.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 33.)
 
Location. 35° 9.045′ N, 90° 3.135′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Poplar Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congregation B'Nai Israel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josiah T. Settle (about 600 feet away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Overton Park and I-40 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Criminal Courts Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church
Casey Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas S Parker, 2003
2. Casey Jones Marker
The stone wall beyond the marker was part of the front of Poplar Street Station from which Casey Jones began his last run.
(approx. mile away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Casey Jones Songs. (Submitted on April 3, 2008.)
 
Categories. HeroesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Casey Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
3. Casey Jones Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee.   3. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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