JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Saturday is Casey Jones Day at the home and railroad museum named in his memory in Jackson, Tenn.
Historians and descendants of Jones will be present to discuss the legendary railroad engineer. There will be free guided tours of the museum, and a former railroad telegrapher will discuss telegraphy.
Children dressed as Jones will be eligible for prizes.
In 1900, Jones became a folk hero when he tried to stop his Illinois Central passenger train before it hit a stalled freight train in Vaughan, Miss. He died but all the others survived.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.