Museums

The Utah Digital Newspaper project recently showed a new upload of a single edition of the Ogden  “Standard,” so I took a look, wondering why it was so special. You can access it here — CLICK HERE!!! I have no idea why this one showed up, but my guess is it was in someone’s collection of […]

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I really enjoy old newspapers because of the glimpse they give of life not-so-long ago. Only 100 years or so, just a single lifetime, and things were so vastly different it might be another planet. Not just the toys that seem to mark life today: The omnipresent “smart” phone  (really a hand-held computer that also […]

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OK, this just takes coolness to a whole ‘nother level.   Charles McCarthy, the Ogden railroad worker with a camera, was on the scene of a lot of really fun stuff: The day the circus came to town, the day the parade to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Driving of the Golden Spike, and […]

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The Union Station Archive has a vastly more full history of arms and guns than just heaps and piles of the history of the Browning Arms Company. Yes, we are home to the  Browning Arms Museum, but there are other things to look at.  This brings us, in a round-about way, to Sherlock Holmes and […]

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Gus Becker’s legacy as a brewmaster is long and fabled. Less known is his legacy as a promoter of the recreational ski industry in the Ogden area. Becker was always looking out for ways to promote Ogden because it brought more people and business to Ogden. People buy beer and business gives people money to […]

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