Polk's Ogden (Weber County, Utah) City Directory 1946, Volume XLVI (Including Suburban Towns)
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers
Date Published: 1946
Edition: Original edition
Book Id: 41071
1101pp. Thick octavo [23.5 cm] 1/4 red cloth with tan cloth covered boards. Ads stamped in black, red and gilt on the covers. Very good plus condition, with minor rubbing and soiling to the extremities. An exceptionally clean and bright copy.
Buyers' Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory. R. L. Polk & Co. was created in 1870 by Ralph Lane Polk. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Polk began earning a living by selling patent medicines door-to-door. While traveling, he met an enumerator in Ohio who was collecting information for a directory publisher. Excited, Polk took a job with the publisher and served several years in the Midwest before he moved to Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 21 to establish his own company.