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Casey Jones

Casey Jones is a folksong hero based on accounts of John Luther Jones, a railroad man. The song was written by his fireman, Wallace Sanders.

Jones was killed in a railroad disaster in Yazoo County, just north of Vaughan, Mississippi, in 1900.

Jones' picture appeared on a 1950 United States postage stamp honoring railroad engineers.

Utah Phillips used Jones as an anti-hero in his song "Casey Jones, the union scab".