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25th Street Confidential: Ogdens Rowdiest Road

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Presented by J. Willard Marriott Library at J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City UT

Apr 06 2014
25th Street Confidential: Ogdens Rowdiest Road

25th Street Confidential traces Ogden’s transformation from quiet hamlet to chaotic transcontinental railroad junction as waves of non-Mormon fortune seekers swelled the city’s population. 

This first full-length treatment of Ogden’s rowdiest road, by Val Holley, spotlights larger-than-life figures whose careers were entwined with the street: Mayor Harman Ward Peery, who unabashedly filled the city treasury with fees and fines from vicious establishments; Belle London, the most successful madam

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