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Category Archive: Exhibit

Telitha Lindquist Greiner carried on her family’s legacy

I read, with great sadness and a bit of loss, the obituary of Telitha Lindquist Greiner in the Standard-Examiner recently. (Click here.) Sadness because I know her husband well. Jon Greiner was former Ogden Police Chief, a former Utah State Senator, and heck of a nice guy, now running Ogden’s Airport. You hurt for a guy …

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Harm Peery — Ogden’s lovable rogue revealed.

Harm Peery in the 1950s.

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, a beer-loving Ogden builder

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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Volunteer Restoration of our Historic Engines

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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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Hispanic Fest Will Fill Union Station Saturday

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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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The Connection: Ellis Island and Union Station

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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News of 1870: A Founding Father dies, Jenny Lind squeaks, and the Earthquakes of Evil

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: Beer man who know them all

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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Just How Special Is Our Caddy? New Book Tells All!

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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French gratitude car sparks World War II memories

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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