Join us Friday, December 4th from 6-8pm as we host a special author book signing for the newly released “Lost Ogden.”
Books will not be available for purchase at the Union Station until this special event! After the event, please visit our gift shop to purchase this fantastic new release.
By Sarah Langsdon and Melissa Johnson
From a fur-trapping fort to a thriving metropolitan community, change has always been a part of Ogden’s history. Settled in 1850 by Mormon pioneers, Ogden was forever transformed by the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. As horse-drawn carriages gave way to motor cars, a busy downtown district grew up around Ogden’s Union Station and notorious Twenty-fifth Street. Landmark businesses, such as J.G. Read & Brothers Company and the Broom Hotel, became a part of the city’s unique identity. Also unique to the city were its celebrations and special events, like parades, musicals, and sporting competitions. While change has always come to Ogden, the memories remain.
Sarah Langsdon and Melissa Johnson both work in the Stewart Library Special Collections at Weber State University. Drawing upon the library’s unique photograph and oral history collections, Images of America: Lost Ogden reveals the stories of the Ogden that once was.