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Jim Johnson - General Interest-Sports

James A. (Jim) Johnson was born on January 16, 1952 in Sherman, Illinois. While still in high school, Jim began working at the Rail Golf Course, which at the time was still under construction. In 1977 he became superintendent of the golf course, the same year he graduated from Penn State University’s Turf Management program. In 1999, Jim became the General Manager of the Rail, overseeing all aspects of the golf course.

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Sandy Wheeler


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Photo of the Rail Golf Course, probably dating from the late 1969s, showing the course before landscaping began.

Where:

Rail Golf Course, Springfield, Illinois

When:

late 1969

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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The Rail Golf Course near the time of its opening in 1968, when there has been little landscaping save the sculpting of the terrain.

Where:

Rail Golf Course, Springfield, Illinois

When:

1968

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Site Development Plan for The Rail Country Club, undated, showing an overview of the entire golf course and plot locations.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator

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Jim Johnson sitting in his office at The Rail waiting to be interviewed by Mark DePue

Where:

Springfield, IL

When:

July 6, 2009

Ownership:

Unknown

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Another photo of Jim being interviewed by Mark.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

July 6, 2009

Ownership:

Unknown

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Jim standing outside on the golf course grounds while an interview with retiree Sandy Wheeler is being conducted.

Where:

Rail Golf Course, Springfield, Illinois

When:

July 6. 2009

Ownership:

Unknown

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Jim Johnson and Sandy Wheeler, close-up photo of two long time friends.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unkown

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Unknown



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