We visited Ogden for to preview the Sesquicentennial Celebration of its founding and the upcoming Ogden Fun Days 2016 Festival. Connie Rudy, author of the local history Downtown Ogden, Past and Present, gave an overview of the town's development.
Doug Nebbe described the career of his father, a popular band director of the 1930s and '40s, as well as providing insights into the history of Ogden's role in the Iowa coal industry.
Becky Blair, from the Ogden Reporter, told about the newspaper's role in gathering and publishing weekly stories about the people and events from Ogden's 150 years.
Dan Friedrichs gave an enthusiastic preview of the some of the events of the three day Ogden Fun Days celebration, including a drive-in movie on Thursday night, the giant car show on Friday, the parade on Saturday morning, and Bill Riley Talent Search on Saturday evening.
- Ogden Fun Days 2016 Festival
- Downtown Ogden, Past and Present
- Ogden Reporter
- Bill Riley Talent Search
Originally broadcast 05/25/2016
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