Casey Jones Remembered Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center tells the story of legendary train engineer Casey Jones. Many consider him a mythic figure, celebrated in verse and song. But Casey Jones was in fact, real; he died 100 years ago today when his train collided with a freight train near Vaughn, Mississippi.
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Casey Jones Remembered

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Casey Jones Remembered

Casey Jones Remembered

Casey Jones Remembered

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Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center tells the story of legendary train engineer Casey Jones. Many consider him a mythic figure, celebrated in verse and song. But Casey Jones was in fact, real; he died 100 years ago today when his train collided with a freight train near Vaughn, Mississippi.