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Category Archive: Museums

Station Cars Kick Automotive Butt at Peach Days Show

One of the hardest working volunteers at Union Station is Steve Sherwood, who maintains our Browning-Kimball Car Museum collection of classic wheels. It is a labor of love, but also a lot of work. It is not uncommon to find Steve struggling with an old fuel pump or radiator because, despite their classic states, and despite …

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Meet Annie Roe, Our New Blogger

Annie Roe, new Union Station Foundation blogger.

Hello Ogden! My name is Annie Roe, and I’m going to start writing articles on the Union Station blog. Why? For practice, experience, and fun. Here’s a little background about me. I’m 13 and I have lived in Ogden my whole life. I love writing and I want to be an author. I’m fairly new …

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Saving Irene Woodhouse

Irene's book, published in 1983

Found a fun news clip about Irene Woodhouse today. Or, more accurately, by Irene. Irene was a historian in Ogden who, for many years, wrote a regular column in the Standard-Examiner called “Ogden Anecdotes.” They were stories about the past, as seen from the 60s and 70. We do stories about the “good old days” …

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Riding in Style: Nobody Lives Like This Any More

Ann Roe in our "Riding in Style" exhibit's selfie booth.

I had the incredible pleasure of showing Ann Roe, niece of one of our employees, around our new “Riding In Style” exhibit in the Utah State Railroad Museum. Ann wants to learn to write, so she’ll be doing some blogging for us. I wanted to show her the new exhibit because it is a good …

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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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ROBBERS HOLD UP OGDEN TRAIN!!

Boy, shades of Butch Cassidy and Sundance, there was a time when guys with guns really did hold up trains.   Right here in little old Utah, too. Someone said I should look into those robberies, so I did and it’s great fun. A quick search of the old newspapers turned up several. This one, …

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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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