North Ogden
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James W. Shupe opened a blacksmith shop at 2565 N. 400 E. in the early 1900s. The blacksmith used tongs to pull hot, glowing iron pieces out of the forge and hammer them into shape on an anvil, sending sparks flying. A large bellows was pumped to make the fire hotter, and a tub of water was used to cool the red-hot metal, causing a loud hiss. These sights and sounds mesmerized many passing schoolchildren. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Holly Woodruff FullerHere is a photo of the same blacksmith shop around 1936. The North Ogden America First Credit Union is built there now.2   ·  3 days ago

Larry JensenThat building was there quite a while. I can remember it when I was a kid. It looked dark and scary inside, the big door in front was always open.2   ·  4 days ago

Cody NixonCole we're descendant from Andrew Jackson Shupe who had a brother James W. They were both in the Mormon battalion. I think this maybe one of their sons. I'll check it out when I'm on the computer.2   ·  4 days ago

Sheila GlandonThank you for posting. My mother will be so happy! He was also in the Mormon Battalion.2   ·  4 days ago

Cole PalauCody Nixon any relation?2   ·  4 days ago

Cody NixonSo I finally got around to looking into this, the blacksmith shop was opened and operated by James W. Shupe and his sons from his second wife. At first I didn't think it was the "original" James W because he died in 1899 and this says it was from the early 1900's. But he opened the shop around 1890. His sons Parley Grant Shupe; David Crocket Shupe; Thomas (Tom) Coleman Shupe; Isaac Lee (Ike) Shupe are in the second photo.1   ·  2 days ago

Peter WaiteJefferson Shupe1   ·  4 days ago

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North Ogden's Red Brick School was constructed in 1890, at a cost of $3500. Teachers as well as students were expected to follow strict rules during this era. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Sue Gibes DamsenWe couldn't talk in the lunch room AT ALL at North Ogden Elementary in the early 60's. I have no idea why. I've never heard oh that rule anywhere else. There was a lunch lady with red hair that would walk around looking for " talkers," and when she found one, they got a red ticket and had to go to the Principal, Mr. Fitcaw ( I'm sure it wasn't spelled that way, but it sounded like that.)😊2   ·  2 weeks ago

Phillip D. SwansonKind of puts some of the UEA complaints into perspective.2   ·  1 week ago

North Ogden Historical MuseumMore teacher rules from 1915!1 week ago

North Ogden Historical MuseumThe school was built near 626 E. 2600 N. (near the LDS church) in 1890. The photo was taken between then and 1908, when it was demolished. The school had a bell tower, a library, an office, and 3 classrooms, and the increasing population soon outgrew the building.2 weeks ago

Sue Gibes DamsenWhere was it?1   ·  2 weeks ago

Melanie Alyssa WebbDo you know what year this picture was taken?1   ·  2 weeks ago

Penny Wheelwright JeppersonDoes this building still stand?1   ·  2 weeks ago

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The Barker Cold Springs Trout Farm near 2284 N. Fruitland Drive is shown in 1960 in the first photo. Barker's Trout Farm has grown more beautiful over the years. This is the same view (note the mountains) with larger trees and improved ponds. Fish are still caught using bamboo poles. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Sherry Ellis FerrinHolly, we have been going there since I was little. It is our family tradition in July. My great grandmother was a Barker..this is my daughter in Law with Devery's children.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Tammy Shriber MontgomeryWe loved it there!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Michelle LitsterI remember my grandparents taking my brother and myself back in the 70s lots of fun!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Sue Gibes DamsenBeautiful! I was living there in 1960. I was 6, but I was there! 😊2   ·  2 weeks ago

Craig LundbergGreat place to take the little ones. Guaranteed to catch one. My mom and dad took us when we were little and we took our kids all the way from Clearfield when they were little.2   ·  2 weeks ago

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Here are two new shots of Ben Lomond from the Ogden Golf & Country Club to compare with the 1940s photo. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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