Casey Jones Museum Historian Norma TaylorAuthors Book on Casey Jones
Book Signing to be Held August 1st
(JACKSON,TN) Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum has announced that Museum historian Norma Taylor has authored her first book entitled: Casey Jones ~ The Legend Lives On. It tells the true story of Jackson railroad hero and legend, Casey Jones. He was catapulted to fame over 100 years ago after "the Ballad of Casey Jones" became a world wide hit telling the story of his famous last ride in April of 1900. Casey Jones was living in Jackson with his wife and three children at the time of his tragic accident. He met his wife here and is buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Author Norma Taylor said, "The main reason I wrote the book is because there was a real need for a factual history book on the true story of Casey Jones that we could have at the Museum for our guests. Previous books written about him are out of print and the other books we have on his story are children's books. Our guests often asked if there was a book about his story and now there is." A book signing event will be held on Sunday, August 1st from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Jackson Room at the Casey Jones Museum.
The book was locally authored, designed and produced. Jacksonian Emily Morrow was the graphic designer on the project and designed the cover and layout of the book. It was printed in Jackson by Tennessee Industrial Printing, Inc. Norma Taylor is the Casey Jones Museum historian and her husband, Lawrence, is the Museum's executive director.
The book is available at the Train Store at Casey Jones Museum. The approximately 40 page book retails for $7.99. Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum features the original home of Casey Jones and an 8,000 "train station" museum expansion that was completed a year ago. The website iswww.caseyjones.comand the Museum phone number is 731.668.1222. It is located in Casey Jones Village on the Highway 45 By-pass in Jackson, Tennessee at I-40 exit 80A.
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The book cover for
The Legend Lives On"
Norma and her husband, Lawrence Taylor, executive director, at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum inJackson, Tennessee
The Museum is open daily year round.
The phone number is 731.668.12-2-2 just like a train whistle.
Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store
56 Casey Jones Lane
Jackson, Tennessee 38305