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Monthly Archive: July 2013

What’s your favorite gun? Browning Arms Museum has many

Slim Jolley (that’s her legal name, not her description, but she is both) is one of the hardest working volunteers at Union Station.   Just about every day you can find her in the archive, down in the car museum, running the gift shop (when there’s one to run) or out back in the restoration shop …

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Union Station Volunteers Have Pioneer Days Adventure

The Pioneer Days Parade is Ogden’s chance to strut its stuff, and Union Station is a regular.   Why not? The Browning Kimball Car Museum has some of the coolest wheels on the planet, vintage “Made in the USA” cars that gleam and glint and sometimes even run pretty well. They are 70-plus years old, …

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Union Station Archive Keeps Progress From Burying The Past

I ran into Lee Witten, Union Station’s chief archivist, wading through stacks of old 8mm movie film the other day.   Lee Witten shopping for high tech equipment Someone donated his life-time collection of home movies shot while working for the railroad, and Lee said there’s some amazing stuff there, engines and other rolling stock …

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Final Osram Allred Show ever? And other stuff

— You really need to get to Gallary at the Station’s show for July and August. It features paintings by Osral B. Allred and sculpture by Nancy Whipple.   This is a critical show because the works by Allred (click)  may never be seen in a public showing again. Union Station Foundation Director Roberta Beverly tells me …

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Ogden, Trunk Murder Central, or “You Shipped Us What?”

OK, so it didn’t happen a lot, but Union Station did have  dead people show up in trunks, at least twice that I can find. We’ll look at the first one today, almost exactly 100 years after it happened.   Sunday, June 29, 1913’s morning Examiner   We don’t hear much about trunk murders any …

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