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Monthly Archive: July 2014

Pioneer Days Parade Photo History

You shot historical photos today, although you may not have thought so. It’s sad that so many of the shots taken today will remain on the cell phones that took them. Transferred to computers or, maybe, even paper? It rarely seems to happen any more. Which is a shame. They look ho-hum today, but discovered …

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Pioneer Days Disaster, Ogden blasted by missiles

OGDEN BLASTED I got the hat! SOUTH KOREAN, NORWEGIAN MISSILES RIP US NAVY JOINS FUN!! US AIR FORCE SAYS “US TOO!!” Talk about getting no respect. Here it is, Pioneer Days when all the world celebrates Ogden, and what do we get? A barrage of Harpoon cruise missiles. Although, technically, not at the city of …

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A Peek At the Harm Peery Pioneer Days Bonanza

1935 Pioneer Days letterhead Thank you, Harm Peery. First off, you were one of the most fun mayors this town ever had. Gasoline fights with Salt Lake City? Legal liquor sales? Protected prostitution? Getting arrested for selling booze to minors? Genius! But not just fun. A promoter, bar none. You put this town on the …

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Traces Of the West In Gallery at the Station

Got a sneak peek at the Gallery at the Station show for Traces of the West this year and, my word, this stuff is wonderful. The Gallery is hosting a region-wide show, the works attracted by a pretty hefty prize for first place. The works in painting, drawing, sculpture, bronze, leather and metal, are just …

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Rail Travel Through Ogden the Hard Way

I found these two in Union Station’s grand lobby, pondering the murals and railroad equipment. I pondered them and was struck, visually, by the guy’s really cool tattoo. “I just like trains,” he told me, but that’s not just any train, it’s a steam engine plowing along, armpit-to-armpit. Travis Ripwell, 23, said he’s been traveling …

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