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Top of Utah Voices: Ottogary, a special correspondent

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 1:39pm

Not everyone longs to be a correspondent to a newspaper, but one unusual man wrote for five papers in Northern Utah in the early nineteenth century. This man's unique abilities might not fit the role of most correspondents. You see, Willie Ottogary was a Northwest Shoshone who lived in Washakie near Portage, Utah.Willie was born in Mantua, Utah in...

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Head bumps

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Feb 28 2014 - 2:24pm

Elizabeth Treherne Griffin who arrived in Utah in 1866 settled in Clarkson, Utah. Before her journey she studied phrenology under the tutorship of Dr. Orson Fowler, a famous practitioner of the "science." She often amused others by telling what the bumps and dips on people's heads indicated. One of the men in town, after seeing her perform,...

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Top of Utah Voices: Panorama artists brought culture to small towns

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Feb 3 2014 - 2:56pm

Last month's column on panorama paintings and painters set the stage for today's column on Mormon panoramas done by two local artists.C.C.A. Christensen chose this unique method to document the history of the church he converted to in Denmark. Now in America, he painted large panels of scenes from his trip across the American plains with other...

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Top of Utah Voices: Landscape painting in the round

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Jan 3 2014 - 2:29pm

In 1848, while painting sites along the Mississippi River, artist Henry Lewis stopped near Nauvoo, Illinois. He sketched the detail of the exterior of the Mormon Nauvoo Temple with its baptismal font at the side.  Later, his finished paintings became part of a panorama he exhibited in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C. and other areas...

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Patriotism, then and now

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Nov 1 2013 - 12:34pm

Americans are tired of war. Our military has served in war torn countries for years. Unless we have family or friends serving we tire of the endless reports of casualties and conflicts and we don't feel engaged in the fighting.Not so during World Wars I and II.    The government asked citizens to make sacrifices to feed the men and to...

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Top of Utah Voices: Ottogary, a special correspondent

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 1:39pm

Not everyone longs to be a correspondent to a newspaper, but one unusual man wrote for five papers in Northern Utah in the early nineteenth century. This man's unique abilities might not fit the role of most correspondents. You see, Willie Ottogary was a Northwest Shoshone who lived in Washakie near Portage, Utah.Willie was born in Mantua, Utah in...

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