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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Lost Korea as Cool As A Lost Van Gogh

I told the lovely Dr. Carla Trentelman that one of the biggest discoveries I’m making while digging through Union Station’s archives is how easy it is for stuff to get lost even in a museum. “I really understand how a long lost work by Van Gogh or Michelangelo or Titian can turn up sitting on …

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Historical and darn cute Valentine’s Day cards

  With Valentine’s Day only weeks away, I thought it would be fun to peek into one of the more interesting collections I’ve found in Union Station’s archive: The Ruth Myers Valentines. I’m still trying to figure out more who Ruth is, or was.  She was Ruth Myers Shrider, who married D.O. Schrider and died …

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Fun Railroad History That Just Showed Up

Came into the Union Station archive this morning to find Chief Archivist Lee Witten almost drooling over a pile of old books, photos and railroad gear that he was lovingly sorting out on the table.  All of it was donated to the archives by Donna Forbes, Midvale, whose dad started as a telegrapher for the …

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Union Station Featured on LA TV show

Union Station’s business manager Tracy Ehrig was shepherding some folks with a TV camera around the grand lobby when I wandered in to work this morning. Turns out they are from ABC-7 in Los Angeles filming a segment for the “Eye on LA” show. Tina Malave, the reporter, said the show is normally aimed at foodies in …

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