The intersection at 2600 N. 400 E. in North Ogden looked like this from the Wells Fargo parking lot around 1990, with Barker's Service at the right and the post office building at the left. Lower photo shows close up of P.O. building and small building next door. 2600 N. goes through this area now. ... See MoreSee Less
Shelley Hill-WorthenI lived in the basement apartment under Wayne Barker's station from about 1967-68. We then moved to the basement of the post office until 1971. Wayne used to help me cross Washington to go to kindergarten. He had a hershey candy bar machine and a refrigerator type coke machine. He would buy me both.
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Kevin MikkelsenWhen I was a kid the bank on the corner was First Security and there where no traffic signals, just stop signs. I remember when North Ogden was truly a rural and quiet little town.
Valerie Heighton CullisonThanks for sharing these pictures. We moved to North Ogden 30 years ago, next month, and I barely remember this, although I know I was in the old Post Office at least a few times. Such fun memories.
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Sheena Fleming HarrisI remember always pulling up to barkers and my favorite old guy would come running out pretty sure it was Wayne but he would always make me pick what hand the jelly beans were hiding in.. loves that place.. and the little whit shop was many things I remember it was my favorite pog shop at one point and i think a eye glasses store before that?
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Justine AndBlaine SeamonsWhen we first moved to North Ogden, there was no traffic light, the bank was First Security, and there was a little building where Seven Eleven is now. Dave the barber had his shop there. I actually miss the peacefulness of those times. Sometimes progress isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Clarence Barker had a cottonwood tree stump from Frank Campbell's yard (marked with an "x" near 2580 N. 400 E.) moved and chiseled into a giant drinking fountain in the early 1930s. The artesian well water was tapped into by George Roylance. The sign on top was made by Grant Huband. The stump deteriorated over time and later burned, leaving a concrete base for the crystal clear, refreshing, spring water fountain. A fiberglass replica of "The Stump" was added in 1998, surrounded by North Ogden city's beautiful Centennial Park. The spring water and land for the Park was donated by Verle and Rubie Barker, with the condition that the water would always be available to the public free of charge. ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia BurwellI believe the history book may be wrong in some aspects. My Aunt, Melba Barker LARSEN was always upset about the fact that she actually remembered her father, Clarence Barker moving the log and making the "Stump" out of it. Since it was on Barker land, this could be true. I don't know if there is any way to prove this now. Aunt Melba was upset that credit was not given where credit was due.
Matt ProudfitNorth Ogden used to be sprinkled with little artesian springs all over the place. The stump, a couple at the elementary school, one across the street from the school on the west side, one by the 3rd ward building, many by the fish farm, etc. They were always stopping points as we cruised bicycles around town on hot summer days. There was one a block or two east of the 3rd ward that was usually surrounded by heaps of water cress and either spearmint or peppermint. My mom used to go collect water cress for sandwiches somewhat routinely.
This undated photo of North Ogden was taken from Ben Lomond Peak. We will be holding our annual member meeting this afternoon at 5 pm. We always welcome new members and volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less