Polk's Ogden (Weber County, Utah) City Directory 1968
Place Published: Kansas City, MO
Publisher: R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers
Date Published: 1968
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 41261
Quarto [26 cm] 1/4 red cloth with tan cloth covered boards. Ads and title stamped in black, red, and gilt on the covers and spine. Ads stamped in black on the fore and bottom text block edges. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and soiled, and the underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. The pages are very clean, however the pages at the end have tape along the inside margins.
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. R. L. Polk & Co. went on to publish this Ogden City Directory, as well as over 1,400 other city, county, state and national Directories.