MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Aug. 18, 1947

Notes on U.S. customs, habits, manners & morals:

¶ In Jackson, Tenn., old (73) Locomotive-Fireman Sim T. Webb recalled what Casey Jones really said before he took his "trip into the promised land" in the early morning of April 30, 1900. Casey, highballing south from Durant, Miss, at the throttle of the Illinois Central Railroad's locomotive No. 638, yelled across the cab at Webb: "Oh, Sim! The old girl's got her high-heeled slippers on tonight!" The occasion for this reminiscence: the unveiling of a monument on Casey's grave, for 47 years marked only by...

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