Casey Jones

By: Anthony Baker

Jan 22 2013

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Aperture:f/2.4
Focal Length:4.28mm
ISO:80
Shutter:1/120 sec
Camera:iPhone 4S

Back in 1900 a train engineer became famous. His name was Casey Jones. Maybe you’ve heard of him. If not, you should look him up. He was a hero.

When my family and I went to Jackson, TN, to visit Union University (my daughter Katie might go there), we found out that our hotel was right next door to Casey Jones’ home. We had to take a tour.

Here are some pictures I took of the replica of the train on which he died and his house. The coolest thing about the old house was the tall ceilings. That’s how you stayed cool in the South back in the days before air conditioning. And check out the old bath tub, too.

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2 comments on “Casey Jones”

  1. Great pictures! I’ll be heading up tomorrow for his 150th birthday.


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