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Casey Jones

Front St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 2.775852", -90° 3' 7.808292"
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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 Tennesee Historical Commission.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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