Lecture in Ogden today to cover Mormons and Transcontinental Railroad

Feb 15 2013 - 11:11pm

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The No. 119 (left) and the Jupiter are ready for photos at the 142nd anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory in May 2011. The engines are replicas of the first two locomotives to meet at Promontory Summit during the original golden spike ceremony in 1869. (Standard-Examiner file photo)
The No. 119 (left) and the Jupiter are ready for photos at the 142nd anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory in May 2011. The engines are replicas of the first two locomotives to meet at Promontory Summit during the original golden spike ceremony in 1869. (Standard-Examiner file photo)

OGDEN -- Mark Stuart, a seminary and institute instructor for more than 37 years, will be the guest speaker today at the Ogden Family Search Library at 539 E. 24th St.

Stuart's speech, "Mormons and the Transcontinental Railroad," is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in Room 12.

Stuart said he developed an interest in trains and the events that they brought to the Top of Utah while listening to stories told by his grandfather. He has maintained a lifelong interest in the subject, as well as Native American cultures and the Morrisite War.

Stuart is working as a teacher's aide at Spectrum Academy in North Salt Lake.

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