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« on: March 06, 2008 02:11:22 PM »

Oh i hope im not too late!!  i had so much trouble last night trying to upload photos that i quit. 
anyway- 


i found this groovey old postcard depicting one of my favorite things in Ogden Utah.
the welcome sign- that reads "IT PAYS TO LIVE IN OGDEN"
i thought I would embelish it with some other things Ogden is known for:

1- dinosaurs.  they have this great dinosaur park here with fake dinosaurs that growl and scare the **** out of little kids.  Utah in general is known for it's fossles.

2- trains.  Not far from Ogden is the GOLDEN SPIKE where the east and west railroads met.  Ogden was a railroading town back in the day, and even though the Mormons had their influence here, as well as the rest of Utah, ogden has always been very heavily influenced by the influx of railroad workers. It was a hopping cultural bed-  wild live music, and great restauraunts-  also, the rumors exist of the speakeasies that existed underneith the city.  of course you wont find much about that on wikapedia.
which brings us to...

3- prostitutes-  i hesitated to put this on-  because its not an accurate picture of Ogden today.  but i did want to make a nod to a time when Ogden was kind of seen as the red light district of Utah.
(plus, i thought she worked really well with the sign)

4- Harold and Maude.  One of the claims to fame for my fair city, is that it was the original home to the director of coincidentally, one of my all time favorite films. Hal Ashby was born here, and i like to think that the quirky influence of this place may have indirectly made that movie what it was.

Ok, a postcard vision of this city that i love.
the city that has the nosiness of a small town, but all the dirt of a big city.
It was a pleasure to share it with you all.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 02:23:43 PM »

this is sooo cute!! I gotta give ogden mad props!! xD
   and it looks like thomas is getting a little friendly w/ his friend over there..... Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 05:13:58 PM »

Oooh... I love this compilation!  What a great mix of ideas.

I'm sorrys, though...you did miss the deadline by a bit.  I posted voting around 10 AM EST this morning. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 05:41:29 PM »

I LOVE stories about Ogden and 24th Street, especially during the war.  And how many times did we pass that sign when we were "cruisin' the 'vard"?  Ogden certainly has its problems, but such a rich history!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008 05:45:43 PM »

i didn't know thomas the choo choo was from ogden??  Huh and old ladies on harleys is why i'll never go back. that town is just too crazy for me.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 06:51:43 PM »

props for Utah!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 07:16:52 PM »

I see that sign about once a week, but I've never seen ladies fondling Thomas before!  LOL.

Cute Idea!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 07:41:10 PM »

sweets4ever-  no worries that i didn't get in to the voting-  i mostly just wanted to post it.  Wink

volcano-  did you "cruise the vard" too??  well, bless my soul.  we are living parrallel lives, between "the vard" and concerts at saltair.  nice!
we should hang out and craft!

thanks for all the props! 
i had fun. 
and for all the razzing i give Ogden.  i really do dig it here. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008 07:50:51 PM »

the city that has the nosiness of a small town, but all the dirt of a big city.

 Cheesy  I grew up in Ogden, and I have to agree with this!!  Great postcard!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 07:58:53 PM »

Awww what a great postcard!!  I used to live in the apartments very close to where that sign actually is!!  My grandma lived in Ogden since 1965 and I moved there in 1991 from England and lived there up until 1998.

It seemed so weird to see a pic of the welcome sign on here of all places!!  And now I'm in Michigan.

What a small world it really is, eh?!
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