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My grandfather, Hebert Lewis Rogers Sr., was the Justice of the Peace in Jackson during the 1950's. His daughter, Jane Vick, worked at the jail and also stood watches in the fire tower. When I was about 7 or 8 (28 or 29 years ago), my Aunt Jane took me up in the fire tower. Now, I was in the Navy 4 years and traveled all around the world, but no sight or place ever had the impact or awe that I experienced as a child being allowed this special treat! My grandfather died in 1970 on Christmas Eve, grandmother many years later, and my wonderful Aunt Jane passed on about 6 years ago. Forgive me for innacurate/unsure dates as I am working on that and will soon update this entry. Kenny Vick (Aunt Jane's son), to the best of my knowledge, is still alive and well living in Jackson on the main street through town in a two-story building beside the (old?) post office.
Submitted by Scott Rogers

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Jackson and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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