This program was given October 5, 2021 by Mike Sypult. Farmer City has a storied past with the railroad industry and Mike shared that history at the Joe Williams American Legion in Farmer City.
Mike is a railroad historian from Rogers, Arkansas and currently serves as president of the Arkansas Boston Mountains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in Springdale. A native of Rogers, Mike is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Mike taught at the University of Arkansas for 15 years and developed the Whistle Stops West Elderhostel program – Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City by rail. Mike lives in Rogers and has 5 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Mike’s family roots are in McLean County where his father grew up along the Illinois Central railroad in Glenavon. Mike’s family lived in Farmer City in the 1940s and 50s.
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