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Not Davy Crockett's Cabin

Davy Crockett Cabin

This is Davy Crockett's last cabin that isn't Davy Crockett's cabin and isn't on Davy Crockett's property. Davy Crockett's cabin was disassembled and moved to this site in Rutherford, Tennessee, for reassembly, but visiting carnival people burned the logs to stay warm. Only two of the original logs survived. This replica of Davy Crockett's cabin was built with wood taken from Davy Crockett's mother's cabin.

Casey Jones

Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum

On 30 April 1900, railroad engineer Jonathan Luther "Casey" Jones died while trying to stop his passenger train before it collided with a disabled freight train. When they saw the lights of the stopped train's caboose, the fireman jumped and Casey stayed on board to slow the train. Casey failed to avoid a collision but was able to slow the train enough to keep his cars upright and his passengers alive. The IC Railroad's official report blamed Casey for the wreck: claiming that he disregarded the freight train's flagman's warnings of the stopped train ahead. However, other reports suggest that the flagman was in a place in which he could not have been seen in time to avoid a collision. Casey became legend and hero after his friend Wallace Saunders immortalized him in song: The Ballad of Casey Jones.

Casey's home at the time of his death is now a museum with exhibits about Casey and railroads.

Walker's Point

Walker's Point has been a Bush Family retreat for over 100 years.


Hannibal, Missouri, is best known as the boyhood home of author Samuel Clemens who published under the pen name Mark Twain. The town served as the setting for Twain's stories about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

Mark Twain's Boyhood Home

Samuel Clemens, the American author and humorist known best by his pen name Mark Twain, grew up Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens' boyhood hometown provided the setting and basis for the characters in his stories about Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.

The home in which he lived as a boy is now part of a museum. Each room contains a statue of Mark Twain with a quote taken from his commentary as he visited the home late in his life.  

Huck Finn House

This house was the home of Samuel Clemens' boyhood friend Tom Blankenship, on whom the Huck Finn character was based.

Velvet Elvis

The velvet Elvis painting in the hotel lobby suggests we might be in Memphis.

And the 'merica adds an extra special touch.