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Ogden resident Steve Lindquist packed Union Station’s Dumke Conference room Tuesday with a talk about Matthew Sandefur Browning, and right now you are saying: “Who?” Everyone on the planet, pretty much, knows Matthew’s brother. John Moses Browning is the guy who invented all the guns that bear the Browning name, or so most people believe. […]

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Willie Moore is/was one of those Ogden institutions that needs to be preserved, but of course humans have a way of getting older on you. Which Willie did. Over the years, both when I worked at the Standard-Examiner and later, I watched Willie’s sometimes painful progress through life, getting older and more fragile as they […]

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By Annie Roe Union Station Archive Blog Last week, I found a small collection of Ogden High yearbooks while exploring the archives. Well, they’re not exactly yearbooks. There are 4 of them, from the years 1907, 1909, 1911, and 1936. The official title written on all of them is Classicum. In fact, the only one […]

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Union Station’s many volunteers look quiet, maybe quaint, even eccentric at times, but they’re amazing people when you scratch the surface. For example, consider Terry Curtis, who sits at our lobby information desk several days a week. He’s a smiling, happy guy who makes jewelry out of sea shells and squashed pennies from the penny pinch […]

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By ANNIE ROE UNION STATION BLOGGER Christmas is just around the corner, and Ogden has been getting ready since November. You can see lights downtown, trees in windows, and holiday decorations wherever you go. Christmas village, now, is the centerpiece of Ogden’s holiday decorations, but years past saw some impressive displays all over town. Major […]

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I spent Saturday taking pictures of the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Ogden — the parade was revived in 2006 and has become a fixture in the city ever since. Union Station didn’t play a role in this year’s parade — but that’s how it works. You help win the war, you move on, you […]

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Alan Stockland was 15 when he met his first love, an older woman, 20, glistening and shiny. It was an on-and-off relationship. He had her for a while, then let her go, then got her back. And now he has her on display here at Union Station, so he can come and see her any […]

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By Annie Roe Union Station Blogger Today’s archival treasure is newspaper clippings from the 1920s! The newspapers are documenting Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight, but that’s not the first thing I noticed. Flipping through these papers, the ads immediately stood out. For starters, they are everywhere. I mean, there are ads in today’s papers, but they […]

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Recently the Standard-Examiner ran a story about a local historic home for sale that might be — the sellers weren’t sure — connected to the Browning family? Sure enough: Carolyn Rich Rasmussen, a descendent of Matthew Sandefur Browning, wrote the paper, giving the entire lineage: Her uncle, John Franklin Ellis, who was married to Matthew’s […]

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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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