Exhibit

The Standard-Examiner had a wonderful story about Mayor Harm Peery the other day (click here!) that looked at his role in starting the Pioneer Days Rodeo. Which, yes, he did do. In an era when the Great Depression was on, Harm was a business man who knew that he needed to juice up the economy, to […]

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Frank Francis is one of the most under-appreciated builders of Ogden I can think of, a situation I hope to rectify in my work here at Union Station. For starters, he was the founder, in 1904, of the Ogden morning “Examiner,” which is the reason there’s a hyphen in the name of Ogden’s present newspaper. […]

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  Kerry Klarr is doing what we generally don’t appreciate at a museum–taking a grinder to one of our exhibits — but in this case we are really grateful. It’s for a good cause and will ultimately be for the best. Klarr, a member of the Railway Historical Society of America’s Salt Lake City chapter, […]

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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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CELEBRATING THE GOLDEN SPIKE CENTENNIAL 1869 – 1969 EXHIBIT LOCATION |  Utah State Railroad Museum Gold Spike Safe On May 10, 1869, the Last Spike of the Transcontinental Railroad was ceremonially driven into a polished laurel railroad tie at Promontory Summit, Utah. David Hewes who would later become brother-in-law to Central Pacific Railroad President and […]

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Union Station’s kid-friendly Maintenance of Way exhibit is getting an upgrade, both to make it more kid-friendly. Holly DeHaan, Clinton, shows her nephew Owen Saunders, 2,railroad ties in Union Station. It already was a favorite of children. The Maintenance of Way exhibit is in the back of the Utah State Railroad Museum and includes a […]

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Leon Jones shows pattern pistol for early Browning pistols. I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that the pistol that started World War I was not stamped “Made in Japan.” It was a Belgian made FN 1910 Browning Automatic pistol that killed Archduke Ferdinand, but not the one that Union Station […]

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