jim bohannon: Jim Bohannon, former Searcy AR resident. Maps and railroads expert! - 11/19/20 01:34 PM
 
Jim Bohannon, former Searcy AR resident.
 
This is Jim Bohannon and  he is a life-long student of railroad history and a collector of original 19th and early 20thcentury USA maps and railroad timetables.  He sent me pdfs of old historic roadmaps and sounds as if he would do the same for you.  He graduated from Searcy High and still keeps up with Searcy news.  He has graciously offered to share his stash with you if you are interested.  
He says, "In my retired senior citizen years, I stay interested and active by sharing with public libraries, historical societies and other non-profits (at no … (6 comments)

jim bohannon: Compare this old train schedule with our "now" airline schedules. From Searcy AR by rail. - 12/25/11 01:41 AM
Jim Bohannon sent me this interesting info with this note. Barbara, Enclosed is a copy of the 1895 Searcy & West Point Railroad schedule to Kensett. The schedule is from my 1896 copy of the Rand McNally USA railroad schedules & time tables. It appears there is a 2:30 AM early bird special leaving Searcy.   The early departure must have been for allowing Searcy railroad travelers to board early morning Iron Mountain Railroad trains via northbound to St. Louis or Southbound to Little Rock via points into Texas.   I thought your viewers might enjoy reading the old Searcy & … (11 comments)

jim bohannon: More Yarnell's Ice Cream memories. Guest Jim Bohannon Searcy Arkansas Super Sleuth. - 07/13/11 02:33 AM
Yarnell's closing in Searcy Arkansas has made so many people go back and remember things about their lives growing up in Searcy.  Several worked at Yarnell's.  Here's a note I got from Jim Bohannon.  He gave his permission for me to pass the memories on.
 
July 7, 2011
Barbara,
Enclosed is the 1929 city map computer CD of Searcy.  I trust you'll enjoy retracing the old city streets and buildings.  Sad, indeed, that Searcy lost Yarnell's.  They were part of Searcy history and in the memories of all who knew them for the quality ice cream they produced.
It was … (5 comments)

jim bohannon: What I learn from my Activerain friends and blog readers. Free visit to Coolidge GA. - 05/30/11 04:54 AM
One of my new-found blog friends who grew up in Searcy Arkansas read a comment from me that said I was raised in Coolidge Georgia so therefore I didn't know everything and everybody who used to live in Searcy.
I found something in the mail a few days later.  Jim Bohannon, who grew up in Searcy, had send me a 1920's map of Coolidge Georgia.  He very tactfully suggested that I was surely not around in 1920 but most little towns changed very little from year to year. 
I studied that map and my memories came flowing back.  I decided to … (11 comments)

jim bohannon: Guest writer shares information about Arkansas highways and bridges. - 05/04/10 02:54 PM
Jim Bohannon, a blog contributor and reader, has sent me this information.  I have just been to the website and enjoyed pulling up the old magazines.  The photographs and the ads were interesting.  I think one could spend a month in there exploring.  I'm gonna have to find time to go back!  Thanks, Jim, for sharing.
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If any of your viewers are interested in early Arkansas Highways & Bridges, the Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Departmen has a website that shows a PDF fiile of the history of Arkansas highways & bridges from 1924 to 1932. It's a great historical source … (11 comments)

jim bohannon: Activerain has brought me a new friend and a new gift! Old maps CD! - 03/23/09 12:14 AM
Being on Activerain has been interesting.  I've had people contact me that I never would have heard from otherwise.  This week I got an email from a Searcy resident who is a collector of maps.....lots of maps.  In fact he sells them on ebay and has a 100% satisfaction rating out of 1569 transactions.
His name is Jim Bohannon and he asked if I'd like to have a complimentary copy of his CD of 95 Arkansas Railroad and Road Maps from 1833 to 1935.  He has seen me put up old pictures of Searcy.   I eagerly replied that I'd love one!!  … (4 comments)

 
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