Museums

Union Station’s business manager Tracy Ehrig was shepherding some folks with a TV camera around the grand lobby when I wandered in to work this morning. Turns out they are from ABC-7 in Los Angeles filming a segment for the “Eye on LA” show. Tina Malave, the reporter, said the show is normally aimed at foodies in […]

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Day after Christmas always finds me a bit tired, but in a good way. All the excitement and bustle leaves one’s ears full and mind overwhelmed. Clearing up the dirty dishes, mounds of wrappings and piles of unsorted gifts provides a bit of busy-work, but then what? I came down to Union Station. We are […]

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One of the two boxes Effie Hopkins was a farmer’s wife who lived in North Ogden with her husband, Nephi, in the 1930s on up.   Farm life was busy, but not all the time. There was no TV in the 30s, and she filled her spare time by clipping stuff out of the newspaper. […]

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As I told you recently, I’m going through a huge pile of newspaper clippings donated to Union Station’s library by the family of Effie Hopkins, a farm wife from North Ogden, whose interests were very broad.   Movie stars, local weddings and funerals, cartoons, random news events and sewing and cooking advice filled two large […]

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Love this story in today’s S-E (click) about a couple of shoplifters who got busted by the owners of Sock Monkey’n Around antiques and the KoKoMo Lounge.   Picture of Cindy Simone, cops and perps in today’s S-E I tend to agree with the cops that a citizens’ arrest is a dicey thing, but on the other […]

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There are people who clip stuff out of newspapers just because that stuff is neat, and one such was a member of the Hopkins Family that lived in North Ogden in the 1920s through at least the 1950s.   Oh brother, did they ever. I’m guessing it was Effie Hopkins, wife of Nephi Hopkins, a […]

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Google photographer Marcel De Lima Ultra cool stuff at the station today. It is being photographed by Google so people anywhere in the world can take a virtual tour of the museums.   Union Station is the cultural hub of Ogden, so this makes perfect sense. Google Earth will let visitors from around the world […]

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Floyd Jarvis was one of those quiet guys who, in his own small way, helped preserve one heck of a lot of the American railroad history.   He lived in a doublewide up on 12th Street by himself. A former railroad workers, whose father also worked on the railroads, the rails and all about them […]

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Hate to be blunt, but this is why I’m glad to see that the archive library at Union Station collects books, papers, actual hard copies, of as much as it can.   So does Weber State University’s Special Collections (click) library.   I keep beating this drum, but have to admit not many pay attention. I can’t […]

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The Pioneer Days Parade is Ogden’s chance to strut its stuff, and Union Station is a regular.   Why not? The Browning Kimball Car Museum has some of the coolest wheels on the planet, vintage “Made in the USA” cars that gleam and glint and sometimes even run pretty well. They are 70-plus years old, […]

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