Museums

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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People like to talk about eras ending, and how America just isn’t American any more, but there are a couple of very harsh truths we need to look at: ONE- eras always end. That’s why they’re called eras. It’s OK to say “that was fun” or “I sure miss it when …” but then again, […]

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Read “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury and you will yearn to experience the sort of traveling circus and carnival it described.     Oh, how exciting! A traveling show comes to town in the dark of night. Young boys sneak out to watch the roustabouts set up. Town’s activities come to a […]

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I have related several fun episodes where someone shipped a dead body being in a trunk to Union Station — one in 1914 and the other about a decade later, but those were hardly the first. Ponder this headline from the Dec. 7,1881 Ogden “Herald,” a predecessor to the Ogden Standard, whose coverage of life […]

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I try to stick my nose into the gun museum at Union Station even if I’m only at the station to work in the archive. It’s got a lot of neat stuff, and there’s often someone interesting to talk to. On Thursday, Oct. 12, I found William Heiter there, waiting to talk to Union Station […]

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