By 1990 the city
had grown to a population approaching ten thousand, a quadrupling over
twenty years, the result of numerous new subdivisions. New residents
applauded the small-town, rural atmosphere of Farmington, its tree-lined
downtown area--still mostly residential--and its friendly people. By
1992 the city boasted three elementary schools and a junior high. Ten
meetinghouses served twenty-five Latter-day Saint congregations, while
members of other religious groups traveled to nearby communities for
worship. Pinched between the mountains and the lake on a narrow strip
of usable land, Farmington faced defined geographical limits to any
future growth, perhaps assuring its small-town atmosphere will remain
for the foreseeable future.
Steed Hess, My Farmington: A History of Farmington, 1847-1976 (1976).
Glen M. Leonard