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Living history museum energizes Freedom fifth-graders

Jennilyn E. Williams, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 1 2014 - 5:57pm

HOOPER -- Nearly 100 fifth-graders at Freedom Elementary were dressed and acting the part of various people in United States history.Characters such as Beverly Cleary, James and Dolly Madison, George Washington, Philo T. Farnsworth and Robert E. Lee were all "present" at the Living History Museum.

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VIDEO: Utah's George Washington impersonator addicted to role

Anita Kersey, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 12 2014 - 9:07am

WEST HAVEN -- If you want to know anything about George Washington, ask Gary Van Dolzer. He not only knows just about everything there is to know about the man, he also has an uncanny resemblance to him -- and it goes way beyond knowledge and resemblance. He spends much of his time volunteering his re-enactment of George Washington whenever...

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VIDEO: Utah's George Washington impersonator addicted to role

Anita Kersey, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 12 2014 - 9:07am

WEST HAVEN -- If you want to know anything about George Washington, ask Gary Van Dolzer. He not only knows just about everything there is to know about the man, he also has an uncanny resemblance to him -- and it goes way beyond knowledge and resemblance. He spends much of his time volunteering his re-enactment of George Washington whenever...

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Steampunks dress up in Layton, reflect on Industrial Age’s effects on modern era

Participants at the Salt Lake City Steamfest show off their attire Friday at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Dana Rimington
Jul 27 2013 - 10:59pm

LAYTON -- Deemed a mini-Disneyland for those interested in steampunk, folks of all ages decked out in Victorian-era and Industrial Age fashion at this weekend's Salt Lake Steamfest with big dresses, top hats, feathers, corsets, canes, eye patches, goggles, leather boots and masks. The second annual steampunk convention, held at the Davis...

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Music, dance at OWATC tell ancient stories of Ute, Pueblo tribes

Nino Reyos played native flutes and performed American Indian dances Friday as part of Ogden-Weber Tech's Native American Heritage Month celebration. (NANCY VAN VALKENBURG/Standard-Examiner)

Nancy Van Valkenburg
Nov 9 2012 - 8:10pm

OGDEN -- Nino Reyos used his music and his dance Friday to tell Ogden-Weber Tech students the ancient stories of his people.Reyos, an American Indian with roots in the Ute and Pueblo tribes, appeared as part of the college's Native American Heritage Month."I hope the students can gain a better understanding and appreciation of the culture," said...

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VIDEO: Utah's George Washington impersonator addicted to role

Anita Kersey, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 12 2014 - 9:07am

WEST HAVEN -- If you want to know anything about George Washington, ask Gary Van Dolzer. He not only knows just about everything there is to know about the man, he also has an uncanny resemblance to him -- and it goes way beyond knowledge and resemblance. He spends much of his time volunteering his re-enactment of George Washington whenever...

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Steampunks dress up in Layton, reflect on Industrial Age’s effects on modern era

Participants at the Salt Lake City Steamfest show off their attire Friday at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Dana Rimington
Jul 27 2013 - 10:59pm

LAYTON -- Deemed a mini-Disneyland for those interested in steampunk, folks of all ages decked out in Victorian-era and Industrial Age fashion at this weekend's Salt Lake Steamfest with big dresses, top hats, feathers, corsets, canes, eye patches, goggles, leather boots and masks. The second annual steampunk convention, held at the Davis...

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GALLERY: Mountain Man Rendezvous 2013

Candle maker Paula Hansen dips candles in bee's wax during Rendezvous in Ogden, Saturday March 30, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Reyanldo Leal
Mar 30 2013 - 4:53pm

Mountain Man Rendezvous 2013 in Ogden, Saturday March 30, 2013.

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Music, dance at OWATC tell ancient stories of Ute, Pueblo tribes

Nino Reyos played native flutes and performed American Indian dances Friday as part of Ogden-Weber Tech's Native American Heritage Month celebration. (NANCY VAN VALKENBURG/Standard-Examiner)

Nancy Van Valkenburg
Nov 9 2012 - 8:10pm

OGDEN -- Nino Reyos used his music and his dance Friday to tell Ogden-Weber Tech students the ancient stories of his people.Reyos, an American Indian with roots in the Ute and Pueblo tribes, appeared as part of the college's Native American Heritage Month."I hope the students can gain a better understanding and appreciation of the culture," said...

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GALLERY: New York City history in pictures

This circa 1983-1988 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives shows 172 Norfolk Street, which is now the Angel Orensanz Foundation, in New York. Over 800,000 color photographs were taken with 35-mm cameras for tax purposes. Every New York City building in the mid-1980s can be viewed in this collection. Over 870,000 photos from an archive that exceeds 2.2 million images have been scanned and made available online, for the first time giving a global audience a view of a rich collection that documents life in New York City. (AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives)

The Associated Press
Apr 24 2012 - 10:46am

Photos were provided by the New York City Municipal Archives. Over 870,000 photos from an archive that exceeds 2.2 million images have been scanned and made available online, for the first time giving a global audience a view of a rich collection that documents New York City life.

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GALLERY: Miles Goodyear cabin moved from LDS temple site.

Matthew Arden Hatfield
Nov 8 2011 - 5:17pm

The historic cabin of Miles Goodyear is moved from the site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ogden Temple, which is being remodeled, to a temporary site Tuesday, November 8, 2011. The cabin will be moved, along with the Relief Society building, to a new permanent site in Ogden at a later date.(photo by Matthew Arden Hatfield)

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