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  Channel 32, Univision, out of Salt Lake City, was busy interviewing folks outside of Union Station on Friday about Saturday’s Hispanic Fest. Their coverage will be on tonight’s 5 p.m. news, the reporter said. The festival is being hosted by LUPEC (Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement), a Weber county group formed recently […]

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So there were Dr. Trentelman and I, having lunch at Ellis Island, the place where millions of immigrants entered the United States to be probed, tested, examined and, at some point in time, fed, before entering the United States. And it is safe to assume that those immigrants, like I, looked up from lunch and […]

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Lee Witten, Union Station’s chief archivist, was really excited when I came in this morning because he’d found yet another of those many treasures we didn’t know we had. This one is solid gold, too. A copy of the Jan. 19, 1870 “Ogden Junction,” one of the many weekly/daily newspapers that have come and gone […]

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Gus Becker, who founded and ran Becker’s Brewery in Ogden until he died in 1947, also kept a pretty significant scrapbook. A couple of them, actually. Massive ledger books into which he pasted all his speeches, letters, pictures and other memorabilia. Somehow — I have no idea how — those two ledgers ended up at […]

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Steve Sherwood, a long-time volunteer at Union Station, was particularly proud this morning. He’s a published photographer, he said! And he is. Turns out, a new book just published by Christopher Cummings titled “Cadillac V-16s, Lost and Found” just hit the shelves. The author is a car nut who spent a lot of time chasing […]

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The Standard-Examiner received a letter to the editor the other day about the French Gratitude Car in Union Station’s collection. The letter is on their web site and will likely run in the paper any day now. Here’s a link: http://www.standard.net/Letters/2015/06/08/Veteran-used-a-40-8-boxcar-in-WW-II.html Union Station’s Gratitude Car has an interesting history. As you can read in the […]

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Quincy Koons does some research My niece, Quincy Koons, spent a day recently with me in the Union Station archive, and we had fun digging through old city directories, old maps, old newspapers and so on. “We’ll hunt treasure,” was how I put it, and we did, and had a great time. One thing she […]

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Everyone is invited to attend a special open house at the Union Station to view and comment on a potential renovation plan for the Union Station Campus. Thursday, February 5th 6:00pm-8:00pm Grand Lobby Union Station 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden

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Some of the most fascinating stuff in the Effie Hopkins collection is the junk, the ephemera that I’m sure she didn’t give more than a second thought when she was tossing it in the box. Effie, you may recall, was a Pleasant View farmer’s wife who saved newspaper clippings. About 6 cubic feet of her […]

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One of the many strongly graphic images in the film “Road to Perdition” is inside the Chicago train station. The young protagonist is sitting amid row after row after row of men reading newspapers. Cody Wright takes a well-earned break on the bench he just finished Such scenes probably happened often during the Depression. If […]

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