Clarence Barker had a cottonwood tree stump from Frank Campbell's yard (marked with an "x" near 2580 N. 400 E.) moved and chiseled into a giant drinking fountain in the early 1930s. The artesian well water was tapped into by George Roylance. The sign on top was made by Grant Huband. The stump deteriorated over time and later burned, leaving a concrete base for the crystal clear, refreshing, spring water fountain. A fiberglass replica of "The Stump" was added in 1998, surrounded by North Ogden city's beautiful Centennial Park. The spring water and land for the Park was donated by Verle and Rubie Barker, with the condition that the water would always be available to the public free of charge. ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia BurwellI believe the history book may be wrong in some aspects. My Aunt, Melba Barker LARSEN was always upset about the fact that she actually remembered her father, Clarence Barker moving the log and making the "Stump" out of it. Since it was on Barker land, this could be true. I don't know if there is any way to prove this now. Aunt Melba was upset that credit was not given where credit was due.
Matt ProudfitNorth Ogden used to be sprinkled with little artesian springs all over the place. The stump, a couple at the elementary school, one across the street from the school on the west side, one by the 3rd ward building, many by the fish farm, etc. They were always stopping points as we cruised bicycles around town on hot summer days. There was one a block or two east of the 3rd ward that was usually surrounded by heaps of water cress and either spearmint or peppermint. My mom used to go collect water cress for sandwiches somewhat routinely.
This undated photo of North Ogden was taken from Ben Lomond Peak. We will be holding our annual member meeting this afternoon at 5 pm. We always welcome new members and volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less
In 1893, North Ogden's first known baseball team was transported to games in other counties by way of horse and buggy. Front row: George Randall, Solomon Shupe, & Lamoni Holmes; 2nd row: Enoch Randall, Milton Holmes, Andrew Clark, Heber Randall, & Will Cazier; 3rd row: Joe Cazier, Harry Chandler, Joseph Godfrey, Wiltz Bailey, & Nattie Montgomery. ... See MoreSee Less
The John Jones family home was located at 556 E. 2650 N. in North Ogden. John was a blacksmith, a cobbler, a miner, and a farmer. He also built the Jones Hall, where many citizens were entertained with dances, roller-skating, & theater productions in the late 1800s. Click on photos for more info. ... See MoreSee Less