Casey Jones and Roundhouse Rodney appearances

Casey and Roundhouse

This is a VERY SMALL  list of known personal appearances by Casey and Roundhouse.    They appeared throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin on a regular basis, almost every weekend!  They probably visited thousands of parks, schools, parades, shopping centers and tourist attractions from the early 1950’s and to the time the left us.  These are known, documented appearances.  Of course, if you have further information, please send the details!   I really need you to include some specific documentation such as a newspaper article, or photos.

Updated Sept 11, 2023, with Roundhouse at Apple Valley Daze 1971

August 7: 1954: Casey Jones appears with Wrangler Steve and Captain 11 at WMIN Kids Day at Excelsior Park. 

December 21, 1961:  Casey and Roundhouse appear at the Minneapolis Traffic Club’s 40th Annual Christmas Party at the Variety Club Heart hospital auditorium. (University of Minnesota press release)

February 24, 1962: Casey appeared at Rosemount Cleaners in Rosemont, MN (Dakota County Tribune) added 8/11/2023

October 31, 1962:   Casey and Roundhouse appeared at a Waconia Halloween event sponsored by the VFW and Auxiliary Post. (Sun Patriot website)

January 25, 1964: Stuart Lindman and Casey Jones are featured in the Channel 11 broadcast of the St. Paul Winter Carnival Parade. (TV Guide – MN Edition) (added 5-23-2021)

December 12, 1964:  Casey and Roundhouse appeared a Christmas Party for the St. Paul Electrical Workers. (Electrical Workers Journal, Mar. 1965)

April 12-13, 1966: Le Sueur MN.  Casey and Roundhouse were slated to appear at the fourth annual Farm & Home at the Valley Rollerarena.  (Le Sueur News Herold website 4/11/2011)

April 20-24, 1966:  Casey and Roundhouse, along with Romper Room’s Miss Betty Douglass, Dave Lee, and Clancy and Carman appeared at the opening of Crossroads Shopping Center in St. Cloud.  (St. Cloud Then and Now)

July 7, 1967: Casey and Roundhouse were to appear Steamboat Days in Wynona, MN (Wynona Daily News) (added 4.3.2021)

March 1968:  Casey and Roundhouse were scheduled for a Father-Son Banquet at the Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo MN.  (The Voice newsletter.  Mar 2008)

NEW: March 23, 1968: Roundhouse appears at Cedarvale Mall grand opening. (newsclipping, added 4-9-2023)

Casey with fans at Paul Bunyan Center

Summer 1968.   Casey Jones appears at Paul Bunyan Center in Brainerd.   (photo by James Iverson)

Summer 1968:  Casey and Roundhouse appear at the Kolacky Kiddie Parade in Montomery MN. (website)

November 19, 1968: Casey appears at the new Shoppers’ City store in Columbia Heights (advirtisement)

Summer 1969: Casey appeared at Ron Saxon Ford on University Ave.  Sam Picotte recalls, “I was ten years old. I won a “Footsie”toy for telling him a joke. I’ll never forget that.”

Summer 1969: Casey and Roundhouse appeared at the opening of Bob’s Produce in Fridley. See the home movies! (added 7/29/2022)

October 4, 1969:  Casey and Roundhouse were scheduled for new shows at the Memorial High School gym in Eau Claire Wisc.  (Eau Claire Daily Telegram Oct 3, 1969)

December 5, 1970: Casey and Roundhouse appeared at the Mayor’s Christmas Party in St. Paul

1971:  Casey and Roundhouse appeared at the Woodbury Days parade. (Woodbury Patch website)

May 9, 1971: Casey and Roundhouse were scheduled to appear at Bat Day at the Met Stadium. The Twins played the Washington Senators. (Echo Press website) added 5-23-2021

September 25, 1971: Roundhouse was to appear at Apple Valley Daze. Clancy was also scheduled to appear that day. (Dakota County Tribune) added 9-11-2023

December 4, 1971:  Casey appeared at the Mayor’s Christmas Party in St. Paul.

February 1972:  Roundhouse appears at the Blue and Gold Cub Scout Banquet in Wadena MN  (Pioneer Journal Feb 24, 1972)

May 13, 1972: Casey Jones was scheduled to appear with Clancy the Cop (John Gallos) for Kids Day, part of the grand opening celebration of Valley Ridge Shopping Center in Burnsville (newspaper report) added 5-12-2023

July 5, 1974: Roundhouse appears at the Riverboat Days Kiddie Parade (added 4-2-2021)

July 1974:  Roundhouse was the Grand Marshal of the Riverboat Days parade in Winnona MN (Winona Daily News July 7 1974)

June 1976:  Roundhouse was scheduled to appear at Paul Bunyan Center in Brainerd on Jun 26 and 27, 1976.  (Brainerd Daily Dispach May 27, 1976)

September 1976:   Roundhouse is in Brianerd, MN for a personal appearance when he suffers a fatal heart attack on Sept 3, 1976

Fall 1983:  Casey Jones appears with T.N.Tatters at Minar Ford in New Brighton.   See the TV commercial!

July 7, 1994: Casey appears at the Minnesota Music Awards at First Avenue in Minneapolis. He sings Walking in My Winter Underwear and the Happy Birthday Song. (Twin Cities Music Highlights website) (added May 23, 2021)

August 24, 2001:  Casey makes an appearance with KARE at the Minnesota State Fair.  (press release)

Updated: September 11, 2023 — 10:25 pm