Wedding

Wedding

A couple weeks ago I told you about how Derek Henderson volunteered to rip all the wood off an old caboose at Union Station.   Derek’s team and I and another friend or two spend a fun day ripping the old caboose apart. Derek and his team spent the next week collecting the wood and […]

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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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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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        One could be forgiven for thinking that Ogden’s Union Station was, in the past, a particularly brutal place.   I mean, what’s up with all the dead bodies in trunks? People were shipping them in.   As we saw in  a previous blog post (link) one showed up in 1913. That involved a […]

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Slim Jolley (that’s her legal name, not her description, but she is both) is one of the hardest working volunteers at Union Station.   Just about every day you can find her in the archive, down in the car museum, running the gift shop (when there’s one to run) or out back in the restoration shop […]

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So I was pedaling down 25th Street to write about Ogden’s trunk murders but got distracted by the slowly emerging gorgeousness of the house at 726 25th Street.   You know the place. It’s the most ornate home in town, complete with onion dome and lots of gingerbread, an architect’s fantasy, almost. Someone said “I’m […]

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Sidewalk Art for the Art Fest Get ur buns down to Union Station Friday or Saturday and check out the Plein Air art show. You will NOT be disappointed.   OK, the rest of the festival should be pretty cool too. And I am not saying this because they plied me with  Champaign and pot […]

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How cool is this. Ogden’s Union Station has a real movie star visiting!   If you’ve ever seen the Disney movie “Cars,” you know there’s a star of the show called “Doc,” the old Hudson that teaches the new brash kid how to drive in a race and win. The character was voiced by Paul […]

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Saltair used to be THE place to go, but how to get there, way west of Salt Lake City, out on Great Salt Lake?   Horses were a bother. Cars were noisy, unreliable and expensive. It was too far to walk.   Fortunately, none of those were necessary. Utah’s extensive system of streetcars and inter-urban rail […]

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We  had a lovely day Saturday at Union Station for National Train Day.   Best guess is several thousand people came by — more than 500 alone rode the free train rides out front, the speeder out back was busy, the blacksmith was a huge hit as he made decorative pieces out of old railroad […]

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