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Monthly Archive: May 2014

“Wonderful Things” Found in Union Station Archive

Picture of Ogden’s 25th Street taken in 1901. A print hangs in Union Station.  This scanis from the original negative. When archeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb in Egypt in 1922 he was struck dumb with amazement. As he described it: “When Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, “Can …

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Spectacular Hawaiian Quilts Uncovered

Henry Hite and an American FlagQuilt from about 1900 Every three years or so the descendants of E. O. Wattis, one of Utah’s founding industrialists who built Ogden, hold a reunion. This year they’re holding one in Ogden. Henry Hite,  Wattis’ great grandson, is visiting Ogden from his home in Aspen to set up for the reunion next …

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Hawaiian Quilt Show

The Hite Collection of Hawaiian Quilts is open in Gallery 51 at Union Station.  Henry Hite the owner of the collection will be on hand tonight, Wednesday from 6pm-7pm just before Jazz at the Station. There are 28 quilts in the collection dating from 1890 to the 1990’s.

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RR Schedules Reveal an Amazing Lost World

Lee Witten Lee Witten, Union Station’s archivist, had a friend in Seattle, Roy Thompson, who apparently collected railroad schedules. When Roy died his son, Rhude Thompson, who lives in Hawaii, got the job of clearing out his dad’s stuff. So Tuesday morning Lee opened up a box Rhude sent and poured out the most amazing …

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Welcome to Union Station’s Artistic New Neighbor

Elizabeth Robbins, left, and Shanna Kunz Union Station has three art galleries of its own, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t welcome more of the same. So, welcome to the Bella Muse gallery on the southeast corner of Wall Avenue and 25th Street, southeast corner, right by the bronze statue of the little Indian girl. …

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Ogden Revives Amazing Support of Union Station

Union Station at 90 The folks in the Union Station Foundation are smiling today. Ogden’s City Council stepped up Tuesday night and showed it really does support what several members of that council called “the gem of Ogden.” They backed that up with money, too. The deal’s still got a couple of hoops to jump through, but …

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