Casey Jones Bell of Doom : Mississippi Mondays March 11, 2019

When I was searching Roadside America for Mississippi, I came across this one – Casey Jones Bell of Doom: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/46877. I chose it because a friend has a Water Valley, Mississippi connection. I don’t know if it’s still open, but Google Maps Street View (not the link below as it’s aerial view) using the side street on the corner appears it was still open in June 2018 and several comments elsewhere showed it was still open in late 2018.

Museum Hours (per Wayback Machine link below which matches hours listed on Google Maps):

MUSEUM HOURS

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.
and by special arrangment

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Water+Valley+Casey+Jones+Museum/@34.1501368,-89.6343643,532m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x888041fdb405f5c3:0x1b9f756151618e50!8m2!3d34.1501368!4d-89.6321703

Official website: http://www.caseyjonesmuseum.com/ appears to be no longer active website. Wayback Machine to the rescue: https://web.archive.org/web/20080314111107/http://www.watervalley.net/users/caseyjones/home.htm

There are, or were two other Casey Jones museums, one in Vaughan, Mississippi (closed 2004) – here’s a 2012 link: https://misspreservation.com/2012/03/07/abandoned-vaughan-mississippi/, and the other in Jackson, Tennesseehttps://www.caseyjones.com/https://www.caseyjones.com/museum/

Wikipedia article on Casey Jones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Jones

BillionGraves Cemetery location: https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Mount-Calvary-Cemetery/97447

Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10214

Wikipedia The Ballad of Casey Jones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Casey_Jones

Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/casey-jones-village (Jackson, Tennessee) – no listing for Water Valley or Vaughan, Mississippi museums

Facebook (website or blog page) – closest thing I could find: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casey-Jones-Railroad-Museum/149362645129834 (was still open in late 2018)

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Casey%20Jones%20Museum (ignore the ones that are in Jackson, Tennessee)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1654016561550772/casey-jones-museum/ (Vaughn, Mississippi); if you do a search on Instagram, you will find some for the Jackson, Tennessee and some for the Water Valley, Mississippi locations

Only In Your State: No listing located in Tennessee or Mississippi

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Casey%20Jones%20Museum&rs=typed&term_meta[]=Casey%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Jones%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Museum%7Ctyped – mix of Water Valley and Jackson museums along with a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with the museums or Casey.

This Is My South: No listings located in Tennessee or Mississippi

Trip Advisor: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Casey%20Jones%20Museum&rs=typed&term_meta[]=Casey%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Jones%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Museum%7Ctyped (Jackson, Tennessee)

Tumblr: No listings located.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=casey%20jones%20museum&src=typd – mostly Jackson, Tennessee related.

Vimeo videos: https://vimeo.com/245975875 – Jackson, Tennessee

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/water-valley-casey-jones-railroad-museum-water-valley?osq=Casey+Jones+Museum (Water Valley, Mississippi); two for Jackson, Tennessee – https://www.yelp.com/biz/casey-jones-museum-jackson?osq=Casey+Jones+Museum and https://www.yelp.com/biz/casey-jones-village-jackson-2?osq=Casey+Jones+Museum

YouTube (search): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Casey+Jones+Museum+Vaughan+Mississippi;

 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Casey+Jones+Museum+Water+Valley+Mississippi; and

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Casey+Jones+Museum+Jackson+Tennessee

 

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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1 Response to Casey Jones Bell of Doom : Mississippi Mondays March 11, 2019

  1. Pingback: Forgotten Main Street as affordable new frontier: Water Valley, Mississippi – YouTube Video | Ups and Downs of Family History V2.0

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