Pierre – Jean De Smet
Priest of the Society of Jesus (1801-1873)
Courageous Missionary to the American Indians (1838-1868)
Father De Smet became well acquainted with the region of the Great Salt Lake, and gave much valuable information to Brigham Young and the Mormon Pioneers while they were at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, in November, 1846.
Located at: N 41.222476 W 111.964541
Carnegie Free Library – Ogden, Utah
Over the entrance was chiseled the quotation: “In the education of its people lies the safety of the republic.”
February 1, 1901
A letter is drafted to philanthropist Andrew Carnegie requesting financial support in building a library.
September 23, 1901
Following a $25,000 donation from Mr. Carnegie, the cornerstone of the future library is laid on this site.
April 21, 1903
Ogden’s Carnegie Free Library, a two-story sandstone structure, is dedicated.
February 3, 1969
Library is razed, ending a historical chapter of Ogden’s past.
The library was located at about 2585 South Washington Blvd in Ogden, Utah
The Millstream Motel was located at 1450 Washington Blvd in Ogden, Utah.
It was bBuilt in 1939 by the Kammeyer brothers, they sold it to Donald Bradshaw. He in turn, sold it to his brother, Robert Bradshaw.
In 1978, Robert’s daughter Margo Bradshaw Smith and she ran it with her husband Jack Smith until 2007.
At one point in time it was considered Ogden‘s finest motel. It really was quite beautiful when it was built but they remodeled it in the 60s and it went downhill from there. It was demolished in August 2018.
- The current location of the old sign (Millstream Classic Car Museum)
- Old Millstream Motel down, rest of parcel to be razed too
These are screenshots from google streetview in different years leading up to it going away:
These are photos I found online:
Benchmark: MS0710 “OGDEN DEL MONTE FOOD PROD TANK”
N 41.22196 W 112.00279
01/01/1963 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (JCC) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF A 174 FOOT HIGH WATER TANK. IT IS ABOUT 1 MILE EAST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 84 AND NEAR THE EAST END OF THE TOWN OF OGDEN.
01/01/1965 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 (JJC) THE INTERSECTION STATION WAS RECOVERED. THE TANK IS PAINTED GREEN ON ITS TOP AND BOTTOM WITH THE CENTER PORTION OF THE TANK PAINTED BLACK.
01/01/1973 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 (DLS) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN IN TOWN.
Places I’ve documented in Ogden, Utah – sorted by their address.
- 1000 N – Golden Spike Event Center
- 441 – 441 20th St
- 100-300 – Lower 25th Street Historic District
- 324 – IRS Building
- 635 E – Dennis A. Smyth House
- 1438 E – 1438 25th St
- 4178 W – West Weber Elementary
Across Mill Creek is the location of the five acre Farr’s Fort. It was erected in 1850 by Lorin Farr, Ezra Chase, Ambrose Shaw, John Shaw, Charles Hubbard and others settlers to protect themselves from Indian attacks. The fort was enclosed on the east, south and west by houses joined end to end, facing inward. The spaces between the houses were picketed with poles and extending upward some 12 feet, the north wall was never completed. Nearly all the settlers on the north side of Ogden River lived in this fort at one time. Lorin Farr moved into town in 1853 and shortly thereafter the fort was completely abandoned.
N 41.24123 W 111.95168