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Named for W. B. Ogden, a distinguished railroad man and capitalist, the city of Ogden was incorporated in 1866 and remains a vibrant community located in western Boone County. The city boasts of a newly renovated City Park, a modern library and a beautiful community center. The community also features turn-of-the-century  architecture in many of the fine homes and businesses found throughout town. Styles from Queen Anne to Craftsman to Victorian farmhouses to Prairie styles are all represented.

Railroad history abounds around Ogden. The longest highest double-track railroad bridge in the world, the Kate Shelley High Bridge, is approximately 3 miles northeast of Ogden. This 99-year-old giant is an impressive site stretching across the Des Moines River and surrounding woodland and fields. The Kate Shelley Railroad Museum and Park is southeast of Ogden in the nearby Moingona.

Running right through the middle of town is the old Lincoln Highway. This historic roadway was constructed through Ogden in 1913, paved in 1929 (ask anyone in town about the footprints in the cement), and some of the original surface remains. West of town there are some of the highway's famous "rainbow bridges" still standing.

Don Williams Recreational Area, just a few miles north of Ogden, offers boating, fishing, a public golf course, camp grounds, picnic areas with shelter houses, swimming, nature trails, tennis courts, wildlife sculpture and an authentic country school museum.

The area is also noted for its spectacular scenery, especially along the Des Moines River Valley, just east of Ogden. The river is noted for its fishing, canoeing and picnic areas.

 

 

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