Weber Historical Society Presents Stories of Local Legends

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber Historical Society’s Fall 2013 Lecture Series presents “Ogden’s Famous and Infamous,” Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center; the event is free and open to the public.

WSU Special Collections associate curator Sarah Langsdon and Special Collections coordinator Melissa Johnson will share favorite stories and photographs from their book, “Legendary Locals of Ogden,” which was published in October 2012. 

“While looking for photographs to include in the book, we found a horse thief’s mug shot from 1913,” Langsdon said. “His story has a shocking end that we never would have discovered if we hadn’t written the book.”

Both Weber State alumni, Langsdon and Johnson call Ogden home and have unique insight into its history through their research and work in Special Collections.

“Through our book and presentation,” Johnson said, “we hope people will see that in addition to Ogden’s rough and tumble past, there are also stories of hope and fortitude.” 

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Eric Swedin, associate history professor
801-395-3553 ·

Melissa Johnson, Special Collections coordinator
801-626-7235 ·


Melanie Ott, University Communications
801-626-7925 ·