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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Hidden treasures at Union Station

Saw a bunch of guys in orange shirts hauling a pile of scrap lumber out of the old Laundry Building south of Union Station, so I wandered over to check it out.   The men in shirts, guests of the Weber County Correctional Facility, were doing community work, helping clean out the entrance to the …

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The 1911 Browning Prototype: An Object of Worship? Sure!

Ward Armstrong probably knows more about Browning pistols than anyone else on the planet. At least that’s the impression one gets. He also seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the various Brownings who made guns over the years in Ogden, no mean feat since, as he said, a lot of them were named John. …

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Ask Little, Get Much At Union Station Archive

By Charles Trentelman   A friend wanted to know how many lines of track Union Station served when it was dealing with the heavy passenger traffic of the 40s and 50s because she does a really fun travel blog that you can read here: (click)   “Maybe eight,” was my guess, but in Journalism, as the …

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Rebuilding History One Bolt At A Time

  By Charles Trentelman summicron12000@yahoo.com   There was indignation in Union Station’s repair shop Saturday morning over a letter to the editor in that day’s Standard-Examiner saying, essentially, that history was stupid.   The shop is full of people working their buns off to restore history, to bring it alive again. And some teacher’s aide …

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A tale of goats and fine automobiles

Utah, where once upon a time a goat could eat your car’s license plate.   And, no, not because goats eat tin cans. They don’t, silly person.   I was killing time talking to Alex Jolin in the Union Station’s antique car museum. Alex, who sells real estate for a living, has a volunteer badge …

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Union Pacific Cigars — a mellow find

Note to Readers:  Charles Trentelman is a retired journalist and columnist from the Standard-Examiner, the daily newspaper in Ogden, Utah.  He moved to Union Station to tell the stories on this new blog of the people and objects that make up one of Utah’s most significant museums and museum collections, taking in antique cars, Browning …

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